Reed City soccer team at .500 mark

REED CITY — Reed City’s soccer team is 4-4-1 following a 2-0 Central State Activities Association (CSAA) victory over Holton on the road Monday.

Kendra Repo put in Reed City’s first goal. Lindsey Ridderman also scored for the Coyotes, assisted by Morgan Cook.

Clare and Reed City proved to be two evenly-match girls soccer teams in a 2-2 tie Saturday in non-league action.

Emma Hershberger and Liz Fancon scored for Clare while Ridderman put in both goals for Reed City.

“Overall, we played fine,” said Reed City coach Bryan Hall. “We had breakdowns all over the place. But we recovered well. We seemed to get out of position, then we recovered, that cost us a goal.”

Hershberger opened the scoring midway through the first half before Ridderman converted with 13:06 to play in the opening frame. Fancon notched her goal with 3:16 left in the half. Ridderman turned in what proved to be the game tying goal early in the second half.

“We played really well,” Hershberger said. “We passed well together and worked well as a team. We know where everyone is at. I’m usually the goalkeeper. Today was non-conference so I’m at midfield.”

“We’re playing very well considering the different conditions of the field and the taller grass,” Fancon said. “It was a bit slower play but we linked up well.”

“When we were down, we came back and then we were down again and we came back,” Hall said. “We don’t give up. I haven’t seen that yet. Our second halves have been very well played. This team certainly doesn’t quit.”

Ridderman, Hall noted, “is definitely our threat to bring the ball up and through three people, usually a couple are coming over to pick her up. She’ll get more assists than goals that way. It’s just hard work. After doing all the work to get there, it’s hard work to fight through players to finish it.”

Reed City plays today at Holton.