Reed City soccer team falls to Lakeview



REED CITY -- Reed City fell 4-3 to Lakeview on Wednesday in a boys soccer CSAA soccer tournament shootout.

"It was a tough loss," Reed City coach Chris Maddox said. "I'm very proud of how we fought 80 minutes to stay in the game tonight. It was a back and forth game from the start." Lakeview opened up the scoring. Ethan Maddox tied it moments later

"The game would go scoreless for the next 11 minutes, getting very physical in between goals before Lakeview was able to score and take the lead 2-1 and took that lead into the half," Chris Maddox said.

The game was scoreless in the second half until the 20-minute mark.

Maddox connected with Parker Benedict on a thru ball to tie the game 2-2.

"Lakeview answered right back on a redirect from a blocked penalty shot to take the lead 3-2," Maddox said. "With four minutes to go in the game, Parker Benedict found Kam Horchner on a corner kick for the tying goal. In the shootout, Lakeview was able to score their first three shots, while RC got the lone PK from Parker Benedict.

"I could not be prouder of how this team fought the entire game. We were able to overcome deficits and soggy conditions. Hopefully we can find our groove with the positives from this match," Maddox added.

"It was yet again another very physical match. Losing three players during the match is never easy to overcome. Hopefully we can get them healed up and ready for next week."

Among the key contributors for the Coyotes has been sophomore Aiden Mieras.

He had a key goal in a 3-2 win over Lakeview last week.

It was his fifth goal of the year.

"It's been a decent year, I like it," he said.

Mieras has been a forward/attacking midfielder.

"You have to get your head in the game and not let the other team affect you," he said.

"I can see the field well and look at assists for my teammates."

It's his second varsity season.

Reed City plays in a district match on Thursday in Ludington.

"The team has been playing a lot better than last year," Mieras said.

"Our stats are through the roof. We have more experience and more players. We can't let the other team get in our heads."