REED CITY \u2014 It was a preview of this week\u2019 s Ludington at Reed City girls soccer match in the first round of the Division 3 district. But the Coyotes no doubt would prefer a repeat of the first half rather than the second. In a regular-season nonleague game Thursday night, the Orioles battled Reed City to a 1-0 lead in the first half but exploded for six in the second in a 7-0 victory. For Ludington coach Kris Anderson, it was a good chance to play on the field where all the district games will be staged this week. \u201cWe got a good feel for the field and a good feel for what we expect next week in districts,\u201d Anderson said. \u201cThe first 10 minutes of the second half we got what we were looking for next week and beyond.\u201d The Reed City-Ludington winner from Tuesday of this week advanced to the semifinals later in the week. Hannah Doggett scored the only goal in the first half. But then Ludngton\u2019s offense came alive in the second half. Maren Hystad scored at 38:40 for\u00a0 2-0 lead and Lexy Morris booted in three consecutive goals within the next 10 minutes for a 5-0 advantage. \u201cI thought we did well the first half,\u201d said Reed City coach Bryan Hall. \u201cThen we gave up a couple of quick ones and decided to get everyone in the game and try to rest some of the other girls.\u201d Emma Lenzi and Madeleine Haugli netted the next two goals and it was 7-0 with 16 minutes to play. \u201cWe\u2019ve had senior leadership and solid keeper play and solid defense,\u201d Anderson said. \u201cIt\u2019s not just our backline but our midfield as well. We limit the other team\u2019s shots and give us a solid opportunity to win.\u201d Heather Tacey, Reed City\u2019s goalkeeper, made several key saves to prevent Ludington from additional scoring. \u201cWe\u2019ll have some of the other girls back we didn\u2019t have tonight,\u201d Hall said. \u201cHopefully that will make a difference.\u201d The Coyote fell to 0-11. Ludington is 12-4 overall.