FHC Soccer Dominates for a Big Win on Senior Night

FHC Soccer Dominates for a Big Win on Senior Night

Kyle Peirce, Sports Writer

When a team doesn’t get the ball on offense, it generally doesn’t bode well for the rest of the game. That was the case for Cedar Springs as FHC soccer dominated its final home game 6-0. The Rangers (13-6) won on senior night in a game that wasn’t close from the opening whistle. The win also meant that the FHC soccer team is the champion of the OK White conference .

Head coach Blair Lincoln was very pleased with winning the title after the adversity the team faced early in the year.

“You don’t want to be at your best in August,” Lincoln said. “By having a vision with the guys and knowing where we want to go and having confidence and chemistry, that builds and ultimately our senior leadership has been really strong.”

The seniors for FHC certainly played a big role in the win Thursday, with seniors Mo Haji and Kevin Conn each scoring a goal to open the flood gates for FHC in the first half. Junior Sam Postlewait had the third goal of the first half. When the Rangers came back out for the 2nd half it was more of the same. FHC would go on to put three more on the scoreboard. There were times when Cedar Springs wouldn’t be able to get the ball on FHC’s side of the field for minutes, giving FHC the advantage all game long.

Kevin was pleased with the way the team sent its seniors out.

“We came out and performed,” Kevin said. “I think it was a team performance; it was good to let everybody play and get their minutes and put a few in the back of the net.”

Mo was equally enthused about the result and what it meant for this team’s season.

“For me, it was special because it was senior night,” Mo said. “It was my first game back so I’m just happy to be back and it’s good to win the conference once again.”

The players were happy about the win, and Lincoln credited most of the success to Mo and Kevin.

“[Mo and Kevin] played well,” Lincoln said. “They combined for a couple goals and they’re dynamic. They play very hard and they can find the net. We hope they can continue to do so.”

It was a great win for FHC, showing it’s relentless attack in a game that had so much on the line.

“Emotions were running,” Kevin said. “It started to kick in during warm ups where I realized that this was my last game on FHC’s field.”

The Rangers now look toward the postseason, hoping to make a run like last year’s team.

“I just believe in hard work,” Mo said. “The way this team played against Lowell and FHN was great. If we play like that I think we can take down anyone.”