Hensel likes progress soccer team made


REED CITY — The spring season has ended for Reed City's soccer team, but the Coyotes still have a few highlights they'd like to enjoy.

They got one of those with a 2-1 win over Big Rapids in the final game recently of the Big Rapids Invitational at Ferris’ Top Taggart Field.

“It feels good this being our first win of the season, and having it be Big Rapids,” said Coyote senior Karah Hensel, pointing to a 2-0 loss to the Cards earlier in the season. “We moved some stuff around at the beginning of the season and we're working more as a team. It's been happening a lot the last couple of weeks and we've been working on it a lot in practice.”

It seemed to come to fruition in the match against Big Rapids.

It was Hensel's second full varsity season with soccer. She indicated she has taken on more of a diversified role with the sport this year.

“(Coach Bryan Hall) can put me wherever he needs to,” Hensel said. “I'm comfortable playing wherever.”

Her positions varied, depending on circumstances at a particular time. 

“We had some injuries and I went to stopper for a few games,” Hensel said. “Now I'm at attacking mid. My strength is seeing the field and being able to pass.”

As the season progressed, Hensel could see where the team enjoyed improvement.

“We're pretty much to the point now where we're at the right spot at the right time,” she said. “We've improved a lot since the beginning of the season.”