Season ends for Reed City soccer

REED CITY — The girls soccer season has ended for Reed City but Alex Donley can’t wait for the 2013 campaign to begin.

Donley and the Coyote ended their season on Tuesday with a 4-0 loss to Ludington in the Division 3 district openers.

The previous week in a regular season game, Ludington beat Reed City 7-0.

“We did really well compared to the last game,” said Donley. “Our passes were pretty good. We got down the field pretty good too.”

Reed City’s season ends at 2-15-1.

It was Donley’s first season on the varsity and the first time she’s played soccer in several seasons. She’s happy with her decision to play the sport.

“I needed something to do to keep me in shape,” she said.

Donley played some softball in the past but decided to go full-time with soccer this spring. She wasn’t able to put the ball in the net but kept working at it.

“I came close a couple of times,” she said.

Donley, who also plays on the Reed City basketball contingent and will be one of five returning players to next season’s team, was encouraged with the progress she and the soccer squad made and is looking forward to the 2012 campaign.

So is her coach, Bryan Hall.

“We had a lot of juniors and sophomores coming back,” he said, while indicating that camps and open fields will be conducted during the summer to give players a chance to work on their skills.

Mara Jones scored in the first half for Ludington. In the second half, the Orioles netted goals from Erin Brown, Jacqueline Lynch and Jones.

“We played an outstanding first half,” said Hall. “We pressured the ball.”

Molly Hallead had the shutout for Ludington 14-8-1.