Varsity field hockey defeats Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 2-0

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Ty George, Sports Reporter

On Saturday, September 9th, the Forest Hills Central varsity field hockey team had a game in Ann Arbor against Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard. It was their first game on grass for this season of 2017.

“We stayed focused during our warm up before the game to adjust and get used to the new obstacle,” said junior Madison Bruno.

The Rangers were able to put one in the net early on in the game, giving them an early lead. Elysee Gerondale was able to connect and score the first and only goal for the whole first half.

“Elysee’s goal started us off strong and kept our team confident and on track for a gleeful outcome,” Madison said.

Despite fatigue from the hot weather and exhaustion from hard work, FHC kept their starters in with short breaks and pushed for another goal. This second goal was made by Mallory Jacobs from Forest Hills Northern. The Rangers held the advantage for the whole game and stopped the few breakaways down the field from the opposing side.

“We used our plays in which we have choreographed to be capable of many options,” Madsion said. “One that worked the most for our team during this game, was doing a give and go from the side-line and middle and sending it down to the corner for our forwards to receive and cross into the circle to enable a scoring opportunity.”

The game ended with a strong win improving their record to 6-1 on the season.

“We are planning on reaching our end goal of keeping our winning streak and winning a state championship this year,” Madison said. “I am personally looking forward to a great season with the team and know we will do great and do all we can to reach our end goal.”