An offensive explosion from Forest Hills guides the field hockey team to a 5-0 win versus Rockford


Success does not come without failure. This is the mentality that the girls varsity field hockey team had heading into its game against Rockford. 

From the opening face-off, Forest Hills controlled the pace and did not look back. It maintained possession on the offensive side of the field, which led to an immense amount of shots on goal. Cami Kell, an exchange student, scored twice in addition to senior Julia Brown adding another goal to the scoreboard. Forest Hills also had a vast amount of offensive corners, which correlated to goals. Defensively, the team was flying around and making it hard for the Rams to get the ball past midfield. FH would force Rockford to turn the ball over to help keep the ball on the offensive side. At the end of the game, Forest Hills walked away victorious by a score of 5-0. 

“We attacked the ball much better than any other game this year,” head coach Gabriella Coty said. “The offensive pressure created a majority of the offensive corners in this game. When we get offensive corners, it leads to scoring attempts and that’s where the team thrives.” 

The varsity field hockey squad improves to 2-2-1 on the season; it has already tied its win total from the last season. On Tuesday, September 14, Forest Hills will take on the Pioneers of East Grand Rapids. A heated rivalry game will prove to be crucial for the girls. 

“East is definitely a big game,” senior Sophie Hartl said. “We have to be the more physical and aggressive team in order to win. We still have a sour taste in our mouths after losing to them last season.”