Reed City set for two more home boys soccer matches

MATCH: Reed City soccer junior Dylan Langlois (5) plays the ball against Newaygo last week. (Herald Review photo/Martin Slagter)
MATCH: Reed City soccer junior Dylan Langlois (5) plays the ball against Newaygo last week. (Herald Review photo/Martin Slagter)

REED CITY — The season is starting to wind down for the Reed City boys soccer team.

The Coyotes are idle until Monday when they play at Custer Mason County Eastern. They have two home games left before ending the regular season: Oct. 1 with Big Rapids and Oct. 7 with Manistee.

Reed City’s soccer team saw its defense step up on Tuesday, Sept. 17, but it wasn’t enough in a 4-0 loss to Newaygo.

The Coyotes (1-12) were able to get more scoring chances against the Lions’ defense, but coach Matt Webster was happy that the fundamentals appeared to be there.

“At the beginning of the season we were having trouble getting even one or two passes together,” he said. “(Tuesday) we had, three, four and even five passes together, which is huge. Defensively, we’ve done a lot of work through the middle of the field, we need to strengthen our games in those areas from box to box.”

Newaygo scored three goals in the opening half, starting with Sean Karrip’s shot from the top of the circle a little more than 10 minutes into the game.

From there, Christian Guevara Alvarez would score a goal on a breakaway and later in the half from in front of the net to make it 3-0 Lions at the half.

Reed City’s defense held things down in the second half, only allowing a goal from Ben Wolford at the 15-minute mark to conclude the scoring at 4-0.