Forest Hills Field Hockey Soars on Senior Day

The Forest Hills Field Hockey team displays some serious offensive fire power in a blowout game against West Bloomington.


It was only a matter of time before Forest Hills was in complete control of its final home conference match. Forest Hills defeated West Bloomfield 15-0, giving the seniors an emotional victory to enjoy before the playoffs begin.

Forest Hills put up their biggest spread of points all season, netting 8 goals in the first half alone. Forest Hills United were pressing very high on defense all game and seemed to be aggressive, winning possession back and maintaining control of the game. There were a lot of crosses attempted by Forest Hills and many of them were finished off by some clinical shots from the girls. West Bloomfield struggled to get the ball up to the second half of the field and spent most of the game on their heels defending.

Mallory Jacobs, a junior from FHN, had a big game for Forest Hills. She had a hattrick and found herself in an unfamiliar position on the field. Normally a midfielder, Mallory spent the entirety of the game as an attacker and created some crucial opportunities that gave Forest Hills the early lead.

“I got moved up to forward,” Mallory said, “I think that really helped today. We got down low a lot and sent in a lot of crosses. Everyone was up there ready to take a shot.”

The girls all seemed to be on the same page for most of the game on offense, moving the ball down to the corners with ease and setting up their teammates for shots. Head coach Andrea Shaner said that the girls had been focusing on that a lot in practice lately. She hopes that the momentum will carry them deep into the play-offs.

“We have some special plays that we’ve been working really hard on for the past couple of weeks,” Shaner said, “It’s good to see a couple of those come together and actually add to the score today. It was important for us to make sure that all sides of the ball were working well together so that when we do dive into tournament play, that we are ready to go.”

Senior midfielder and team captain Caitlin Murphy was sad that it was her last regular season home game, yet excited for the post season playoffs. Caitlin thinks that the team is in a good position to be successful.

“Today was really sentimental,” Caitlin said, “It was a great win and an awesome way to finish it off. We really want to keep up the intensity and take it all the way to the state championship because I really think that we have it in us.”