Reed City soccer player eyes strong season

Emily Ruppert
Emily Ruppert

REED CITY — Emily Ruppert and her Reed City girls soccer team didn’t get in a game prior to spring break.

Ruppert is in her second full varsity season.

“Last year, we started to see a lot more improvement,” Ruppert said. “We started playing more as a team.”

Ruppert plays defense with the goal of keeping the ball away from her team’s net.

“I work with my teammates well,” she said. “I played indoor soccer during the winter. It think it’s a lot of help. I get a lot of touches in.”

Most preseason practices have been indoors.

Getting outdoors will make a difference,” Ruppert added.

“I think it’s going to be a good season,” she said. “We have a lot more girls. We’ve all played before. We have a lot of fast people. We have lot of people with good ball skills.”

Ruppert also does equestrian. She’s played soccer since she was 8 years old.

Reed City was scheduled to play Crossroads at home on March 21, but the game was snowed out. Coming up are road matches at Shelby on April 6, at Big Rapids on April 10 and at Grant on April 12. The first home match would be April 16 with Chippewa Hills.

These are all Central State Activities Associaton games.