Reed City soccer set to open season

Andrea Pollaski
Andrea Pollaski

REED CITY — If the weather allows, various soccer teams will try to open their seasons this week including the Reed City Coyotes.

There are various matches scheduled, but it all depends on the weather.

The Coyotes are scheduled to play at home on Wednesday against Shelby and at Mason County Central on Friday.

There’s also a home game set for April 8 at home against Benzie Central.

Coach Andrea Pollaski indicated some of her players were able to get some offseason work.

“They’re involved in a lot of stuff,” she said. “A lot of the team played indoor as part of their own little team in Cedar Springs.”

Pollaski led her program last season to a major turnaround from 2017 despite having so many younger players.

The Coyotes’ 9-7 record included a win over league power Tri County.

Practices started on March 11.

“The first few days we worked on ball control and getting used to touching the ball again,” Pollaski said. “We worked on fitness too.”

There were 20 girls who came out.

There are no junior varsity players.

“It’s not too bad,” Pollaski said. “It’s the same on what we lost from we gained. Last year we also lost five seniors. We have a couple of freshmen.”

Karlie Kearns, Taylor Harrison, Claudia Franke and Brooke Voelker are among the key returning players.

“We’ll have decent experience,” Pollaski said. “It will be a good mix with some new girls.”

Olivia Johnson will be the goalkeeper.