Reed City soccer girls prepare for senior seasons

REED CITY — Sarah Emington and Karah Hensel are two Reed city juniors who will be leading the way for the Coyote girls soccer team when they return to the roster next spring.

Reed City lost several one-goal games and finally got into the win column late in the season in a 4-0 victory over Benzie Central. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to Ludington.

Emington emerged as one of the Coyotes top players in her first full varsity season.

“The pace is a lot faster,” she said of going from the varsity to JV level. ”I’ve been getting used to it.”

“It’s going good,“ said Hensel, a midfielder, late in the season. “I feel like I’m passing better.” Hensel said the Coyotes were able to play as competitively as possible despite being delayed by the poor spring weather on how many times they got out for practices in April.

The Coyote girls pointed out that many practices were conducted inside the gymnasium, making it tough to emulate a full soccer field.

“We’ve definitely improved,” Emington said.

Emington scored two goals as of late May for the Coyotes. She continues to progress each year and is hoping to have a banner senior season.

“I grew up playing soccer,” she said. “My dad coached for a long time.”

Coach Bryan Hall indicated there might be some soccer activity during the summer for the girls but nothing had been determined yet.