Boys varsity soccer rolls over Cedar Springs 5-1

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A 4-goal first half set the tone for a dominating display of soccer at Ranger Stadium Thursday night as the boys varsity soccer team soundly defeated the Cedar Springs Red Hawks 5-1. Goals came from seniors Reese Walli and Kai Hagerdon, along with junior Micah Gschwind tipping in the final goal. Most notably, junior Sammy Postlewait scored the most goals of the game with 2 during the first half.

“I think we just wanted it more this time,” Sammy said. “The first time we played these guys we thought it would be an easy game and we realized we had to try harder. Overall we just played really well.”

It only took five minutes for Reese Walli to put the Rangers up 1-0. The next 20 minutes was a search for a goal for FHC, as they were on the offensive most of the time. Sammy capped it off with a goal right off of the Red Hawk goalie’s head. From there, Kai and Sammy both had goals that went right through the goalie’s hands and FHC went into the locker room with a comfortable 4-0 lead.

“The boys are on a roll right now,” Head coach Caleb Postlewait said. “Seven wins in the last eight games, with [one coming against] Cedar Springs [who] is a good team that gave us a tough game last time we played them. We’ve been preparing since last game and saying that this is a huge game for us and we need to come out on the front foot.”

After Cedar Springs was able to sneak in a goal toward the end of the game, Micah responded almost right away with a one-timer off a corner kick from junior Fadi Muallem. That would be the final goal of the game, and the Rangers took the 5-1 win over the Red Hawks.

FHC shifts its attention to a matchup Saturday against Portage Northern, which will be a good break from conference play and a great non-conference test.

“I think we need to continue moving the ball more side to side,” said Micah about the game plan to take down Portage Northern. “We need to open up so that balls we can control are not intercepted.”

Coach Postlewait said that the way the team is playing right now, they could be dangerous for their upcoming opponents.

“I think tonight was a great recognition for us that if we can play a good style of soccer we can be very very good,” Postlewait said. “We have some good teams coming up, but we are on a roll right now so hopefully we can keep that momentum going.”