Reed City goalkeeper ready to get started

Troy Giese
Troy Giese

REED CITY — Troy Giese can’t wait to get the soccer season started.

The Reed City senior and his teammates report for official practices on Wednesdays. The first game is Aug. 22 at Tri County.

It’s the third varsity season for Giese who played goalkeeper.

“My previous year was anywhere that coach put me,” Giese said.

Last fall was a building season for the Coyotes who needed several matches to get things going.

“I think things went pretty good, considering the fact we had a young defense,” Giese said.

He plans on being at goalkeeper again this season.

But coming into the 2014 campaign, Giese worked on his game extensively.

“I’ve been doing goalie work with Dylan Kichak like every other week in July,” he said, adding that he’s been focusing on “getting my dives down and talking a little bit more.”

The Coyotes will be on the road their first five matches. They are home for the first time Sept. 10 with Kent City.

“There will definitely be more experience,” Giese said. “It will help a lot being able to talk more and knowing what positions we are and what our strong points are.”

Giese indicated he’s better at kicking the ball and he’s talking more.

The open fields ended last week for Reed City.

“These have been real helpful, being able to see the new talent we have and watching them play and seeing what they do,” Giese said.

The Coyotes have a new coaching staff, led by head skipper Betty Kichak.

“I think we’ll be all-around because we have good defense we had last year and we have a couple of new strikers we can use,” he said.

Giese is in other sports including wrestling and track but points to soccer, which he’s played since seventh grade, as his favorite sport.

“It’s fun to meet new people every year and being able to work with them,” he said.