Reed City soccer seniors eye lengthy postseason

Trevor Nelson
Trevor Nelson

REED CITY – Senior Reed City soccer players like defensive midfielder Trevor Nelson are hoping to extend their high school careers as long as possible,

They took a positive step in that direction Monday night with a 1-0 victory over Lakeview in the Division 3 soccer quarterfinals. Wednesday, Reed City was scheduled to play Comstock Park at Pine River.

“We controlled the defense and we controlled the midfield a lot better in this game than in previous games,” said Nelson, whose team had lost to Lakeview at home earlier in the season.

Monday’s win was a boost for a team that has struggled at 6-13-1. Key injuries have taken their toll on the Coyotes during the season.

“We lost (Kyle) Voelker and he was a key on offense,” Nelson said. “That threw us off a little bit. But I feel we have a better lineup now, though.”

It’s Nelson’s second varsity season.

“I’ve had a pretty good year,” said Nelson, who has four goals. “We’re hoping to do like we did last year.”

He’s referring to the Coyotes success district title quest in 2011.

“Hustle and don’t give up,” will be the keys to having success the rest of the way, Nelson indicated.

The Coyotes were 1-1 during the regular season against Lakeview.

“The biggest thing is the other games were high scoring,” Nelson said. “We kept it low. We had the disadvantage of a slippery field.”