Boys varsity soccer snags first conference win of the season over Greenville 6-0


The long trip up to Greenville did not fool the boys varsity soccer team on Tuesday, as FHC dominated the Yellow Jackets 6-0. Sophomore Lance Childers had a shutout night, while junior Noah Gleason and sophomore Bennett Nieuwkoop scored two goals each in the win.

After a close loss to a very sound Reeths-Puffer team, the Rangers looked to bounce back against a sneaky-good Greenville team.

To start the game, the FHC attack went right to work. Junior Noah Burr started right where he left off with a goal in the opening minutes of the game, making it a 1-0 advantage from the Rangers. With Lance keeping everything calm on the defensive side, seniors Sam Kelly and Ben Taylor got the attack rolling again with Noah scoring the next goal for FHC to take a quick 2-0 lead early.

With time winding down in the first half and the defensive side of the field for the Rangers doing its job, it was Bennett’s turn to score one as he drove a rocket into the net with less than a minute left. With a 3-0 lead at the half, head coach Paul Kramer told his team to keep its foot on the gas and not let go of this lead. The Rangers did just that, as they won the contest 6-0 to get their first conference win of the season and even out their record at 3-3.

“I’m very proud of the effort from our guys in getting their first conference win of the season,” coach Kramer said. “We are all looking forward to playing Lowell on Thursday.” 

At 3-3, the boys will face Lowell on Thursday, September 9th at 6:45 PM at Ranger Stadium. After the Lowell matchup, the squad will travel to Grand Rapids Christian next Tuesday, September 14th for a crucial conference game.