REED CITY — The Reed City Coyotes fell to the Lakeview Wildcats 4-3 Wednesday in girls soccer action.

The Coyotes trailed 2-1 at halftime with Claudia Franke scoring with an assist from Taylor Harrison. In the second half, Harrison fired in a goal that was assisted by Mikayla Roggow.

The Coyotes controlled the ball for the final 20 minutes of the game. Roggow was shoved by a Lakeview player as time expired and earned a penalty kick. She would score on the play for Reed City’s third and final goal.

“Lakeview is physical and strong,” head coach Andrea Pollaski said. “We had a hard time figuring that out. We possessed the ball well in the second half but weren’t able to score.”

Pollaski likes the improvement she’s seen from her squad this season.

“They’ve done well,” she said. “We earned a winning record and the goal was to play ‘soccer to feet’ instead of just ‘boot the ball’. They did that and I think we’ve got the hang of it.”

Pollaski said after the game he still sees some things the girls can work on ahead of their district opener Tuesday against Manistee. If the Coyotes won, they will be playing this Thursday in a district semifinal game in Ludington.

“We’re going to work on moving to the ball and 50-50 opportunities,” she said. Hopefully, we can stay strong and healthy."