Emington set to be huge asset for Reed City soccer


REED CITY — Liza Emington is a junior on the Reed City girls soccer team looking to have her best season in her second year on the varsity.

“Our record wasn’t very good last year but the group of girls we had was close knit,” she said. “We worked pretty well together.”

Emington is usually a striker or forward. She’s not sure yet where she’ll play this season, indicating she could play back further.

Her role was to score last year and she put in the first goal of the season in 2014. This season, Emington and her teammates will be looking to put the ball in the net more often.

“We have to transition the ball better than we did last year,” she said. “That was a problem.”

Emington played volleyball during the fall, but also saw some indoor soccer action. She especially focused on improving her footwork.

After two weeks of practice, Emington indicated the emphasis for her team was on passing. Getting outdoors as often as possible will make a difference she added.

As for the team’s prospects, “I’m not sure yet,” Emington said, adding tough teams in the schedule should include Big Rapids. “I like playing forward. I can play midfield a little bit.”

Weather permitting, Reed City was scheduled to play at Crossroads Tuesday and Monday at Tri County with home games March 31 with McBain Northern Michigan Christian and April 1 with Newaygo.