Reed City girls soccer team hopeful of more wins

REED CITY — Reed City's girls soccer team was able to get in game action last week prior to the wet weather and coach Bryan Hall's squad is now focusing on getting better.

The Coyotes lost 10-2 in their opener on April 3 at Hart. They were slated to play at Chippewa Hills on Thursday, but that game was postponed. The Coyotes played two tournament games at McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Saturday.

"We were down 2-0 at half," Hall said of the Hart game. "Things ended up a little crazy. We ended losing 10-2. They had some solid goal scorers and I thought we did a good job of holding them in check the first half. We didn't have many subs.

"Our first night out, we didn't play our positions very well and gave them a lot of opportunities," Hall said. "In the second half, they took advantage. We were able to get a couple in, which is always a good feeling."

Senior forward Katie Reed scored both goals for Reed City. Alanna Nelson had an assist.

"We were getting a lot of stuff from people early," Hall said. "Then it broke down as first games will. It was nice to get one in as cold and rainy as it was."

Emma McCleary was keeper for Reed City.

Reed City opened the McBain NMC tournament with a 2-0 loss to Suttons Bay, but then beat Benzie Central 3-0. Reed had two goals with one assist from Nelson and Haven Reed. Willow Stieg-Boyer had an unassisted goal.

Hall said it was decided on Wednesday to have a varsity and JV team. It appears there are enough numbers for two teams.  The challenge is finding other opponents.

"We only have five JV games," Hall said. "A lot of those girls will play up to get some game time."

Reed City was scheduled to host Big Rapids on Tuesday of this week and then will have home matches with Grant (Wednesday), Kent City (Monday), Newaygo (April 19), Tri County (April 24) and Fremont (April 27).

Because construction on a new drainage system on the Reed City football and soccer field starts in May, all of the Coyotes home soccer games were scheduled for April.