Girls varsity lacrosse takes second loss to Rockford 16-6


The girls varsity lacrosse team took on Rockford for the second and final time in the regular season on Monday. The Rams beat the Rangers 16-6, which is a two-goal improvement for the Rangers compared to the 18-6 loss in the first meeting. Even though FHC is a competitive force in this area, there is no doubt that the Rockford girls lacrosse program is a superior competitor in the state of Michigan. For the first half of the game, behind leaders Julia Brown and Sophie Hartl, the Rangers were able to stay in it.

“Last night was a great game to see the team’s progress and improvement,” head coach Zoe Mamo said, “especially during the first half when the girls definitely showed up and played a hard first half allowing the score to be 11-5 at the break.”

In the previous meeting, the main struggle for the Rangers was completing tasks such as passing and catching the ball and controlling possession. However, in the most recent game, the girls showed just how much they have improved throughout the season. The score may show a blowout, but the Rangers head coach Zoe Mamo is proud of the development she has seen in her team. 

“I think it was a great confidence booster that we can be competitive with these top teams,” coach Mamo said. “We just have to continue to show up and play hard for the entire game; I think the team is showing a lot of growth and improvement so far this season which has been awesome to see with being a new program and having such a young team.”

Next up on the docket for the Rangers is arch-rival Forest Hills Northern. This contest is set to take place on Wednesday, May 5, on Northern’s home turf. With about five more games remaining in the regular season, the Rangers need to secure a couple of more wins before playoffs.