Girls varsity soccer’s streak continues with a 2-0 win against EGR

Jacob Ervin

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Jacob Ervin
May 11, 2021

The winning streak for the Rangers continues after an all around solid performance through the girls varsity soccer program. After a 0-0 halftime score, the girls kept up their pace and pressure and ended up closing out the game 2-0.

“Many players stepped in as subs and elevated our play today,” head coach Ashley Ludtke said. “We played with discipline and stuck to the game plan, which really helped out in the second half especially.”

The first half was defense orientated, with neither team scoring until after halftime. This was in thanks to the outstanding performances of senior duo Autumn Burns and Lilly VanSkiver at center back. These two provided the defensive spark for the Rangers that eventually led to the offensive progression and a couple outstanding goals.

The first goal was off of a header from senior Megan Clayton, who received a dart from Autumn. These two lit the match for the Rangers, as they took the lead and gave their team a massive boost. After this goal, there was no hurry to get another, so the strategy for FHC was simple: hold the ball and play smart. This is exactly what happened, which led to yet another goal with just about 10 minutes to go in the game. This one was scored after an outstanding sequence of events. It started with the win of a great 50/50 ball from Megan, shortly followed by a combo play between senior Whitney Currie and junior Claudia Folkert. The play was finished with an outstanding volley shot from junior Addi Tack, as she buried her first goal of the season.

As the clock ran out, the girls put yet another win in their pockets, moving them to 7-0 in the regular season and 3-0 in the conference. They now look ahead to their next game at Northview on Friday, April 30 at the Wildcats home field.