Girls lacrosse falls 17-7 to rival Forest Hills Northern/Eastern


The girls lacrosse team faced off against Forest Hills Northern/Eastern on Wednesday and lost 17-7. Since the MHSAA determined that Forest Hills Central should have its own girls lacrosse program, the ladies were playing against their former teammates for the second time this season. In the first meeting, the Rangers lost by a whopping ten goals. Forest Hills Northern/Eastern was able to predict the plays that FHC ran extremely well.

This time around, the Rangers were much more prepared, but in the end, it was not quite enough. By the second half, Northern/Eastern was able to break down the Rangers’ offensive and defensive sets and exploit the their weaknesses. 

“We had a strong start in the first half,” sophomore Delaney Smith said. “Northern Eastern picked up on our plays and came out on top.”

Delaney Smith scored the first three goals for the Rangers. Sophie Hartl also scored one before the break to leave the Rangers trailing 7-3 at the half. However, the Rangers continued to break down as the game progressed. 

“[We had a] great first half and start of the second half,” head coach Zoe Mamo said. “But we fell off for the rest of the second half and got ourselves dug in a hole that we could not get out of.”

The Rangers will travel to Grandville to play the Bulldogs on Saturday. With five games remaining, the girls are looking to make a final push to finish the regular season strong.