Reed City defeats Newaygo for first soccer victory

NEWAYGO  — Reed City outscored Newaygo 2-1 in the penalty kick session to win Monday’s Central State Activities Association boys soccer game, 5-4.

Reed City was up 3-0 at halftime but Newaygo tied it with three unanswered goals in the second half. After two 10-minute overtime periods, neither team scored, putting the game into the free kicks period. Quinton Kichak and Abe Angious had penalty kick goals for Reed City.

During regulation, Kichak had two goals and Jacob Swales had one.

Goalkeeper Troy Giese had nine saves including four straight in the penalty kicks period.

Coach Betty Kichak was happy to see her team come back from an 8-0 loss to Tri-County in the season opener last Friday.

“They finally put together what we’ve been trying to work on during practice,” Betty Kichak said. “What we have to work on is keeping that lead.”

Reed City plays at Grant Sept. 3.

Tri-County 8, Reed City 0

It was not quite the start the Reed City Coyotes boys soccer team was seeking in its first game under new coach Betty Kichak on Friday.

The Coyotes opened their season with a Central State Activities Association (CSAA) battle against new league member Tri-County and fell 8-0.

Two Vikings had a big performance for their team with Dylan Matulis scoring five goals and Brandon Olson tallying five assists.

Tri-County built a 7-0 lead in the first 31 minutes of the first half. Matulis had four goals and Olson four assists in sparking the Viking attack. Jesse Haywood had two goals while Andrew Snyder added one. Haywood and Lucas Prater had assists.

The game ended just 2:35 into the second half when Matulis scored, assisted by Olson.

The Coyotes lost Quinton Kichak late in the second half on an injury from contact, but Betty Kichak indicated he would return for the next game.

“We saw what we have to work on,” she said, pointing to defending corner kicks. “We have to make sure we make our passes. We know what we have to work on and where we’ve got to go and what we have to do.”

Goalies were Troy Giese for Reed City and Brenden Armstrong for Tri-County.

Reed City played a CSAA game at Newaygo Monday.

“This was our first game,” Betty Kichak said. “We told them what they were doing wrong in the first half and they came out the second half and had it down. They knew what they had to do. We’ve got the skills. They have to put it together.”