Reed City soccer team eager to get outdoors

Season starts after spring break

Reed City girls soccer players get set to finish up a practice on Friday.

Reed City girls soccer players get set to finish up a practice on Friday.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY—Andrea Pollaski has one week of practice in for the Reed City soccer team already but will be hoping for warmer weather this week.

The Coyotes were inside all of last week at the middle school gym. Spring break is next week but the Coyotes are scheduled to have home matches on April 5 with Kingsley and April 7 with Hart. There will be voluntary workouts during the break.

There are 20 girls on the team and there won’t be a JV squad.

“I’m hoping to get outside any time we can,” Pollaski said.

She likes the mixture of girls class-by-class.

“We have three seniors, and six freshman coming in,” Pollaski said. “We have a good mix.”

COVID was raging in full course last year and teams were required to wear masks. It’s more normal this year. Some girls committed to offseason soccer.

“We have a couple of girls who play indoor during the winter,” Pollaski said. “Even that’s just six players We have a team that’s full of athletes and not so much only soccer players.”

If the weather cooperates the Coyotes are likely to play a lot of matches early. After their two home matches, they are slated to play on April 9 at McBain Northern Michigan Christian, at Kent City on April 14, at home with Tri County on April 16 and at Newaygo on April 20.

The regular season ends with home matches on May 11 with Big Rapids, followed by the Central State Activities Association Gold Division tournament.