Soccer senior hopes to play key role for Reed City girls

Sarah Emington
Sarah Emington

REED CITY — Sarah Emington provides critical experience the Reed City girls soccer team will look to utilize in a major way this season.

Emington, a senior, will be at either wing or striker this season, the same positions she played last year. This is her second full varsity season. She scored three times last spring for a squad that struggled to put the ball into the net at times. Emington is hoping to help lead an improved Reed City scoring attack.

“We’ll need more if we want to have a successful season,” Emington said. “Over the summer, my sister and I practiced some.”

The Coyotes finished four weeks of preseason practice last week and are on spring break this week. Their opportunity to get outdoors has been limited and two games that had been scheduled prior to break were snowed out.

“We finally got to go outside so that was nice,” she said. “It’s so much different than from being in the gym.”

In her position, Emington will be looking to score goals “and to get back to help on defense when we need it,” she said. “Definitely, I’d say we’ve improved quite a bit (from last season).”

Emington considers herself, compared to last season as “more experienced, knowing where to put it and coming up with plays right on the spot.”

The Coyotes are scheduled to open at Newaygo April 16 and play home April 17 against Hart.

“We all get along really well,” Emington said. “It’s almost like a family environment. That will help us a lot.”

Getting off to a good start this season will be critical for the Coyotes, plus “communicating so we can get shots on goal,” Emington added.