Boys JV soccer enters cold streak with 1-1 tie against Greenville

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Boys JV soccer enters cold streak with 1-1 tie against Greenville

The boys JV soccer team took on another one of its conference opponents this week in the Greenville Yellowjackets. Following two devastating losses, the boys looked to bounce back this week, facing off against one of the bottom teams in their conference. The Rangers started the game dominating possession. Deep into the first half, the Rangers offense finally broke through the Yellowjackets defense; freshman Jacob Robertson went streaking down the sideline past the defense and was able to slot the ball over Greenville’s goalie, giving FHC the 1-0 lead. With under five minutes left in the half, the Rangers started getting a little sloppy with the ball and gave up some dangerous turnovers in their own defensive third. With little time to spare, Greenville’s striker was able to sneak behind the Ranger defense and slip the ball into the goal, tying the game going into halftime at 1-1.

To start the second half, the Rangers tried to get the goal they gave up back as soon as they could; however, the Yellowjackets were prepared and had changed their formation to a defensive block to start the half. As the half progressed, this visibly detoured the boys’ spirits and allowed Greenville to force FHC freshman goalie Lance Childers to make some incredible saves to keep the score at a standstill. Both teams would continue to mount chances, and the goalies of both teams were forced to have stellar performances.

After their most recent result, the Rangers’ record now sits at 4-4-1 in their season and 3-3-1 in their conference. This upcoming Thursday, September 31 at 5:00 PM, the Rangers take on a talented South Christian Sailors team. The boys look to get a big win in this game to gain momentum for their upcoming conference tournament next week.