Reed City girls soccer team set for postseason

Coyotes drop CSAA tournament final to Grant

REED CITY – It’s time for the postseason for the Reed City Coyotes who dropped their final Central State Activities Association soccer tournament game to Grant 5-2 on Friday.

Grant led 2-1 at halftime.

Carly Fryling had two goals and Lola Cronk, Sydney Higgins and Kylie Avink had one apiece for the Tigers.

“We definitely came in hungry for a win,” Grant coach Daisy Gomez-DeLeon said. “They used their crossings on the field today. There was good physicality. That was good.”

Tara Frederick scored for Reed City on a penalty kick in the second half. Paige Lofquist scored in the first half.

“I was dribbling from the half field, went all the way up and shot it deep in the corner and it fell off the goal keeper,” Lofquist said. “We played OK. We need to work on our passing to each others feet rather and not just going back and forth and chasing it.”

“I think we’ve been playing well as a team,” Reed City coach Nora Smoes said. “We do have a lot of freshmen who are really strong. Tonight, we didn’t play the best game we did before. There’s a lot of stuff we could have improved on.”

Mariah Hodges was the keeper.

“We had a bad hand call in the first half that brought the game to 2-1 and we kind of lost momentum from there,” Reed City coach Andrea Pollaski said. “It was one of those games where we didn’t play our best game but we’ll come back ready to get back at it Wednesday.”

Reed City will be hosting Chippewa Hills in a district game on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The winner will play Big Rapids on May 31 at Clare in a district semifinal game.

BASEBALL

Pine River 9, McBain 0

Jordan Nelson was the winning pitcher in the first game. He gave up no earned runs and had 13 strikeouts. Ben Lockhart had two triples and three RBIs, Nathan Marks had two hits and an RBI, Nelson had a single and two RBIs and Braeden Larr and Dan Leydet both had singles with RBIs.

The second game got into the second inning and was then rained out.