Boys soccer looks to improve upon last year’s success

Sam Hopkins

Lining up the ball two yards outside of the box, senior Max Postlewait glared over the wall of defenders and towards the goalkeeper that he planned to beat with his upcoming shot.  Postlewait met the ball with tremendous force, driving it twenty yards into the upper right corner of the netting.  With this big goal coming late in the first half, FHC was able to ride the momentum through the entirety of the game, tying an impressive East Kentwood force at 1-1.

“I was happy with our team’s play tonight,” Postlewait said. “It was a hard-fought game and I think coach was pleased with the outcome.”

Late in the second half, FHC had numerous chances to score go-ahead goals.  With only seven minutes remaining, senior Anthony Bowie headed the ball off a cross, only to be met with an outstanding save from the East Kentwood keeper.

“It’s a shame we couldn’t convert our chances, but our guys showed some promise,” head coach Blair Lincoln said.

With an impressive record in 2014, FHC plans to top that, pushing far into the playoffs this year.  A senior stacked roster has the team buzzing with high hopes.  FHC is primed to do big things this year and will hopefully top the previous year’s standards.

“Last season was pretty good, but hopefully we can go a little farther this time around,” junior Kevin Conn said.

Last year’s district championship will not satisfy this year’s new team.  With expectations high and a star-studded team full of talent, FHC boys soccer is looking to make history in the upcoming season.

“I’m just excited to go out there and play, and see all that we can accomplish as a team this season,” Conn said.