Girls varsity soccer defeats Greenville 5-0 in its first game back from spring break


After a 2-0 victory against the Falcons of East Kentwood, the girls varsity soccer team faced off against its second opponent of the year in the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The game was all Rangers, as the scoreboard at the end of regulation was 5-0 in favor of the home team.

“Our preparation for today focused on just keeping overall possession,” head coach Ashley Ludtke said. “We had to make sure we moved around off the ball in order to find ways to be available for teammates and to just play smart and simple.”

The first half started all Rangers, as they got off to a quick start and swiftly attacked the opposing goal. Senior Whitney Currie was a key part of tonight’s game, as she finished with three total assists—most in the first half—which allowed for the fast pace and growth of the lead for FHC. Not only did Whitney help out on the offensive end, but she also was in tandem with fellow senior Autumn Burns in stopping any opposing force. These two led the defensive end in yet another shutout that led to their second victory of the year.

The first goal of the game was scored by none other than junior Ruthie VanSkiver, who had two goals on the night. The other three goals were scored by senior Chloe Bergsma, sophomore Dailey Tucker, and freshman Gigi Sinicrope. These four had stellar performances and will be crucial in the coming conference games.

By halftime, the girls essentially had secured the game as they went up 4-0. After the half, the Rangers simply kept their rotations and moved the ball around while also putting in yet another goal. This solidified the win, as the girls got their 5-0 win to bring them to 2-0 on the season. The girls’ next task is a tough Grand Haven team on the road on Friday, April 4 at 6:30 PM.