Reed City soccer team falls to Grant

REED CITY — Reed City’s boys soccer team fell to 2-8 overall and 0-2 in the Central State Activities Association with a 10-2 loss to Grant.

The Coyotes opened with goals from Lorenz Hoernel and Ethan Maddox for an early 2-0 lead. But Grant scored seven goals for a 7-2 lead at the intermission. They also had the first three of the second half to end the game.

Silas Schultz had six saves as goal keeper, while Hunter Diehl also saw action in front of the net.

Reed City is home Wednesday against Kent City.

Meanwhile, Reed City built a 3-0 lead and held off a comeback by an undermanned Crossroads Charter Academy team for a 5-4 nonleague boys soccer victory on Tuesday, Aug. 24

The Cougars, who entered the game with an 11-man roster, had only 10 dressed for Tuesday’s game but took it down to the wire.

“We started out playing a man down without any subs,” CCA coach Josh Yurick said. “They were gracious enough to drop down (to 10 players) to keep us level in numbers (in the last 20 minutes).”

Ethan Davis had two goals for the Cougars, while Josh Scott and Josh Hunt added one apiece.

Seth Phelps and Lorenz Hoernel scored goals in the first 20 minutes for a 2-0 Reed City lead. With 14 minutes left in the half, Brandon Wirth’s shot was stopped, but Bishoy Angious was there to kick in a rebound for a 3-2 lead.

Scott and Davis scored later in the half to put the Cougars back in the game.

Morrison scored both of his two goals early in the second half for a 5-2 margin. But the Cougars put on a major threat in the last 5:38 with goals by Davis on a penalty kick and by Hunt. The Cougars had a surge down the field in the final seconds but couldn’t get off a shot.

“The first half went well, we had a lot of chances for shots,” Phelps said. “The second half I was very proud. We did a lot of things we do in practice. Overall, we played very well as a team.”

Cougars keeper Levi Davis had 17 saves. Silas Schultz started the game as keeper for Reed City and had nine saves. He shared action with Hunter Diehl and Eli Phelps.

“Everybody saw playing time,” Reed City coach Doug Emington said. “We accomplished more things offensively than we did in our last two matches. It’s something we’ve been working hard on in practice, going forward together and supporting the ball.”

Reed City outshot CCA 18-12.

Emington said he went with 10 players, to match CCA’s total at the end in a “spirit of sportsmanship.” Because he has 22 players on his roster and (nine) freshman, Emington said he wanted to play 11 for most of the game.

“I was proud of our freshmen,” Emington said. “I felt they played up to their capabilities. Some of them were even standouts.”