Girls varsity soccer gets first conference win with its 1-0 victory over Lowell

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Another defensive battle ended in a 1-0 win for the girls varsity soccer team after a scrappy scramble that led to a goal from sophomore Dailey Tucker. This goal was assisted by none other than senior Whitney Currie, who is leading the team in assists thus far in the season and played a phenomenal game.

“Our defense stood still all game,” head coach Ashley Ludtke said. “We showed moments when we played a very high level of soccer, but ultimately must string more of those moments together and play two consistent halves.”

Being a very young team in the front field, the girls are struggling to put a whole game of offense together while also finishing the ball. Throughout the game, was a barrage of shots that were just off their mark. The Ranger offense struck time and time again, but couldn’t quite finish it out. The midfield for the girls played a very tough match with the physical Red Arrows squad, as well. Seniors Elisha Strawser, Chloe Bergsma, and Lilly VanSkiver put together a very impressive game, showing their experience on the field that led to the win.

The defensive front for FHC was ultimately what closed out the game. Seniors Zoe Lipke and Autumn Burns anchored the backfield, which led to yet another shut out. This game was a must-win for the Rangers, as it gives them a 1-0 start in the conference. This game brings the girls’ overall record to 4-0 on the season, with their next game on Wednesday, April 21 against Grand Rapids Christian.