RC soccer team falls to Lakeview in CSAA action

REED CITY — The Lakeview combination of Ally Reed and Alyssa Locke was too much for the Reed City girls soccer team to handle Monday night.

Reed scored the hat trick while Locke added two goals in a 6-0 Central State Activities Association (CSAA) victory over the Coyotes.

Lakeview improved to 5-1 while Reed City fell to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the CSAA.

“They’re very solid,” said Reed City coach Bryan Hall. “We actually played pretty well. We played positions better. We played a little stronger in those positions. We had a girl sick who was one of our main utility players so that made our substitution rotations difficult. We went out the second half not wanting to give up four more goals and get mercied.

“With our numbers, one less player makes a big difference.”

Locke opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game with a goal and Reed converted less than five minutes later for a 2-0 advantage. In the final 16 minutes of the half. Reed scored two more goals for a 4-0 lead.

Locke and Cess Bayne scored for Lakeview in the second half.

RayAnne Sheldon and Amy McKee shared the goalkeeping duties for Reed City. Madelyn Davis was goalkeeper for Lakeview.

“Most of the season we’ve been playing like this,” said Lakeview coach Chris Smith. “The only loss was by one goal to Greenville. They’ve been doing well.”

Locke and Reed “have both picked up where they left off from last year,” Smith said. “Ally had 22 goals and Alyssa had 15. I thought we played well. We’ve worked on focusing as a team. We did a good job.”

So far this season in six games, Reed has eight goals and Locke five.

Reed City plays at Big Rapids on Wednesday.

“We saw them at the Ludington Invitational,” Hall said. “They’re solid. They’re not quite as good as Lakeview but they’re definitely a solid, skilled team. We’ll need our full game to give them a run.”