Grant, rainy weather too much for Coyotes

REED CITY — Reed City’s boys soccer team has been showing steady  improvement in rematches against various teams and the Coyotes hope that’s the case again this Wednesday.

On Monday, the Coyotes lost  to Grant 7-0 in a game that featured a steady downpour in the second half.

Grant, one of the top teams in the Central State Activities Association’s Gold Division, scored two goals in the first half and put it away with five more in the second.

“The guys played really well in poor rainy conditions,” Grant coach Chelo Santana said. “It was a great game to help us prepare for districts. Overall, I’m proud of how they played. They moved the ball well.”

Joshua Williams had three goals while Dakota Arsenault, Joel Barajas, Adan Ochoa and Joseph Haring scored one apiece.

Grant’s goalkeeper was Isaac Wight. Grant is 11-3.

“They lost to Big Rapids, but they’ve got a tough team,” Reed City coach Betty Kichak said. “The last time we played them, we were mercied in the first 40-some minutes. Here, we came out strong. They’re a tough team, an aggressive team. But we handled them.”

Troy Giese was goalkeeper for Reed City. The Coyotes had won three previous games, but had to forfeit those for having an ineligible player and are officially 0-12.

Wednesday, the Coyotes are home against Big Rapids.

“As you’ve seen, every team we’ve been playing from the beginning, we’ve had better progress,” Kichak said. “Our scores are a lot better than what they were.”