Reed City soccer set for busy week

Reed City's soccer team will have a busy week.
Reed City's soccer team will have a busy week.

REED CITY — The Labor Day break has ended and the Reed City soccer team has a busy schedule this week.

The Coyotes have home matches Wednesday with Newaygo, Thursday with Mason County Central and Monday with Tri County.

Reed City’s soccer team was coming off an impressive weekend at Kalkaska, but couldn’t quite carry the momentum over against Grant on Monday, Aug. 28.

The visiting Tigers scored the game-ending eighth goal of the game 14:57 into the second half for the 8-0 Central State Activities Association victory.

The Coyotes fell to 2-6.

Grant improved to 2-0-1 overall and is 2-0 in the league.

It was 5-0 at halftime.

“We got off to a slow start, but then we started clicking,” Grant coach Ron Wight said. “We had five different players score. That is good so no one can focus on one of our scorers.”

Logan Osborn was the winning keeper.

For the Tigers, Miguel Cisneros had three goals including the last two; Gabriel Reese had one goal and assist, A.J. Decker and Luis Corona had one goal apiece; Tyler Naffziger had one goal and two assists; Caesar Hernandez with one goal and one assist; and Johann Vegas had one assist; and Collin Magin had two assists.

“Grant is probably on a caliber with Big Rapids,” Reed City coach Doug Emington said. “That’s a quality team over there. We’re missing one of our center mids. Whenever you take a piece of the puzzle out ...”

He was referring to senior Seth Phelps who is awaiting results of an MRI on his knee.

“We sat him out on the last game Saturday,” Emington said. “Hopefully, it will be something that requires just a week rest or something like that. He’s a team leader and captain. We don’t want to take him out of that spot. We’re still a young team.

“We had taken a pretty good step in that tournament. It’s a long season. We’ll see what we can do.”