Reed City soccer team falls to Lakeview

LAKEVIEW — Lakeview built a 3-0 halftime lead and outscored Reed City 5-0 in the second half for an 8-0 Central State Activities Association (CSAA) boys soccer victory Thursday night.

Lakeview netted two goals apiece from Ryohei Mitsui, Triston Taylor and David Wheeler, and single goals from Ricky Harvey and Evan Saxton. Taylor’s second goal with 4:42 left in the game ended it on the mercy rule.

Lucas Sweet was goalkeeper for Lakeview while Troy Giese and Taylor Weiss split the duties for Reed City, which fell to 1-4 overall. It was Reed City’s fifth game in the last six days.

“We had an optional practice of Friday and probably won’t get a practice in (Monday),” said Reed City coach Matt Webster, who noted that his team had games scheduled for Tuesday of this week against Big Rapids and Wednesday at home vs. Tri County.

Saturday morning, the Coyotes are home against Benzie Central. The Tri County match is the home opener.

One challenge the Coyotes have had, Webster noted, was a heavy amount of games early in the season compared to limited practice time.

“Especially with a young team, it’s working against us,” Webster said. “But that’s what it is. You can’t change the schedule now. We’re just working with it and doing the best we can.”

Webster said the team is still experimenting with various lineups.

“We focus on fundamentals and getting better every day,” he said. “We haven’t gotten into the fine tuning where everybody is going to be yet. Depending on the next couple of games and what happens, we should solidify that type of thing by the end of this week or next week. But during the season we’ll make continual adjustments. I only have three seniors and a handful of

juniors.”