Reed City soccer senior encouraged with team’s future prospects

REED CITY  — Andrew Booth is in his second soccer season for Reed City and he’s hoping it will be a successful one.

He took a break before deciding to come out for the varsity team as a junior.

“I did play in (AYSO),” Booth said. “I experienced indoor soccer last winter for the first time.”

Booth plays left wing for the Coyotes.

It’s still early in the season but Booth can see some major improvement.

“From last year, it’s been quite a bit,” he said. “We improved in our coaching style and our play overall. I’m playing the same position but I definitely feel I got stronger.

“I’m there to pass it up to the strikers, pretty much, unless I have an open lane. I think I’m doing all right. I play left side so I don’t get as much action over there.”

The Coyotes had won three games so far this season. They had a 3-0 lead on Kent City recently and lost 6-3, although the game was later forfeited to Reed City when it was discovered Kent City used an ineligible player. But Reed City is at one win after forfeiting two or having an ineligible player.

But it was still important to bounce back and play 80 minutes, Booth noted.

“We have to make sure we’re conditioned,” he said. “It’s definitely mental from here on out.”

But Booth is confident his team has the tools to win games.

“We have to put them in the right spots and know how to use them,” he said.

Reed City is home Oct. 14 against Lakeview in district action.