Reed City soccer player anxious to return for senior season
REED CITY – Reed City recently ended its soccer season but will have plenty of returning seniors to look forward to in 2021, including Raymond Penney.
This marked his third year of Reed City soccer and he played AYSO for four.
“It’s going pretty good,” he said during the season. “The freshmen are still learning. They’ve been working to learn everything the juniors and seniors know. They’re doing pretty good. There are some games I think we could have won.”
Penney played defense and mid for the Coyotes and was occasionally up front. He’s normally on the leftside.
“When the opponents have the ball and they’re on my side, I try to stop them,” he said. “If I take possession, I can take a run up the field and try crossing into the middle. I shoot pretty and I’m pretty good at dribbling, and I mostly cross.”
For the Coyotes to have future success, “we need to work together, cross, communicate and spread out,” Penney said.
The season started with some successful ventures up north where the Coyotes could play in a region not under COVID restrictions. Reed City was able to start hosting games in September. They lost a home district game against Hart 5-2 two weeks ago.
Penney also runs track for Reed City, and will focus on that sport in the spring