Girls JV field hockey stands its ground against EGR and earns a well-deserved win


As the season dwindles down, the Forest Hills girls JV field hockey team has had many ups and downs but finally got what they have been working so hard for in a tough game against East Grand Rapids. 

On October 12, the girls ended their tie streak that lasted for most of the season with an impressive 2-1 win over the EGR team. Before this, the record for the season was 0-2-6, with six ties and two very close losses. So, the Lady Rangers were overjoyed for their hard work to finally kick in and turn their luck around against the Pioneers. 

Sophomore Sydney Fentzke was more than proud of the team after they pulled this win out with only one tournament left in the season. 

“We got two goals and didn’t let them get past one. With only eight players, Forest Hills was able to win,” Sydney said.

Not only did the team only have eight girls, but all eight girls also arrived with their game faces on. The key players of the game were freshman Carly Lenhart, sophomores Maggie Schimeck, Alexa Fauson, and Sydney Fentzke, along with juniors Grace Crook, Noelle Stewart, and Paige Fron. 

The team only has one more game this season on October 16, when the girls compete in the JV tournament against multiple opponents at Forest Hills Central’s lower turf. This will be the last time for the girls to prove their grit to the other teams that they may or may not have faced throughout the season so far. 

Junior Paige Fron was also very happy with how her team played during this challenging game and knew things could only go up from here. 

“It feels amazing as a team to win,” Paige said. “It proves that when we work together as one, we can achieve our goals.”