Reed City soccer confident of success

REED CITY — The girls soccer schedule resumes in full tilt this week and Reed City’s Coyotes are anxious to enjoy some winning


Mariah Cowsert, a junior midfielder and striker, is in her first varsity season and noted that communication is a key aspect of the game on the varsity level.

“I’m there to win the ball and, as midfielder, stay back in defense also,” she said. “I think I’ve improved a lot. We’re all playing really hard and doing our best. The key is to work together, that’s the biggest thing.”

Brooke Montague is a junior outside midfielder, who is in her second varsity season.

“I think I’ve learned a lot this year,” Montague said. “I’ve learned how to work with the team better and more bonding.”

Montague was among the players involved with indoor and fall soccer and said it prepared her well for the spring season.

“My role is to usually set up the scorers,” she said. “I think I’ve done pretty good. There’s room to improve.”

As a team, “we can go far as long as we work together,” Montague said.

RayAnne Sheldon, a junior, is in her second year on the varsity and has been serving as goalie.

“I’ve learned a lot, I’ll admit that much,” Sheldon said. “I’ve learned from mistakes but learned to eventually correct them, like how to read a player and the ball when it’s moving.”

The Coyotes are off to an 0-2 start but the more they play, the better they should be as far as Sheldon is concerned.

“If the ball is coming right at me, I should be able to stop it,” she said.

Sheldon has played goalie three seasons.

“I sort of volunteered,” she recalled. “I think the girls are doing very good.”

Reed City is home Thursday against Cadillac Heritage Christian and at the Ludington Invitational on Saturday.

“I think we have a lot of potential,” Cowsert said. “We have a lot of new girls and a couple of us that came up from JVs. We’ve learned how to play together and communicate.”