Boys varsity soccer defeats Lowell 2-1 on senior night

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After a tough 4-0 to Forest Hills Northern last Friday, the boys varsity soccer team squared off against the Lowell Red Arrows in hope for a big revenge win. The boys succeeded and defeated Lowell 2-1 in a successful offensive second half. Seniors Micah Gschwind and Sammy Postlewait the two goals for FHC, propelling them to a big win in the season finale on senior night. 

The first half was an excellent start for FHC. Sammy and the offense got many opportunities in the opening minutes of the game to put the Red Arrows in an uncomfortable position early on. A couple of missed shots got the momentum going for FHC, as they stayed on the offensive most of the first half. 

Lowell began to settle into the game and get some chances as the half progressed. However, the Ranger defense held strong and didn’t allow any balls to go into the back of the net. Led by senior goalie Kyler Williams, FHC stopped many consecutive shots, and was able to get the Red Arrows out of their comfort zone. The Rangers and Lowell went into halftime tied 0-0.

Right after honoring the 9 Ranger seniors at halftime, the defense continued its outstanding play. Senior Ethan Hale was very aggressive in the box, clearing many shot attempts that the Red Arrows had. Kyler also came up big with some huge saves to keep the game tied at 0. Later in the half, Micah Gschwind would score a goal of both goal posts to put the Rangers up 1-0. 

FHC wouldn’t stop there, as Sammy charged at the goal and got himself a penalty kick opportunity. Sammy sunk the PK and put the Rangers up 2-0 with just over 20 minutes left to go in the game. From this point on, the Rangers had taken full momentum of the game and outplayed the Red Arrows. Lowell would score another goal with 6 minutes left in the game, but it wouldn’t be enough and FHC defeated Lowell 2-1. 

The win puts the team at 8-6-4 on the season and finishing second in the OK White conference. The Rangers now take on the Ottawa Hills in the opening round of district play.