Forest Hills United Dominates in a 3-1 Win Against EGR

Forest Hills United Dominates in a 3-1 Win Against EGR

At any moment in the game, Forest Hills United looked to be in control. Forest Hills United Field Hockey (4-1) beat East Grand Rapids 3-1. Although the scoreline may not say so, Forest Hills United played to their potential. In the opening minutes, EGR put up the first goal. On a breakaway, a Pioneer attacker shot, and the ball rolled into the goal past junior Molly Growney. After that point, East Grand Rapids really settled into a rhythm. With 8:18 left in the first half, Forest Hills was able to even up the game at 1. At halftime the game remained 1-1. After that first goal by Forest Hills, a trend became obvious. Forest Hills dominated the time of possession battle for the rest of the half and continued the same trend into the second.

Forest Hills got off many shots and managed to score two more goals in the second half. They scored with eight minutes left on a ball that squirted past the EGR goalie. Their final goal came on a ball that was smashed into the top shelf of the net with two minutes left. In order to create these chances, Forest Hills attacked often and drew multiple corners through fouls.

“We’ve been working a lot particularly on getting the ball to the corner,” coach Andrea Shaner said. “That’s something that we really capitalized on and that we did really well.”

Coach Shaner and her team will look to take the positives of this game into the next. They will look to generate the same amount of offense through shots, corners, and time of possession, as well as preserve the same defensive dominance of the last fifty minutes of the game. In their next game against University Liggett, they will look to put more shots in the back of the net.

Forest Hills will take confidence from their dominant performance against East Grand Rapids into their next game. They hope a performance like this could skyrocket their team to new heights.