Reed City boys soccer team dispatches Lakeview 5-2

Reed City sophomore Jordon Lofquist (1) pursues the ball during Monday’s game against Lakeview. (Pioneer photo/Maxwell Harden)

REED CITY — The Reed City boys soccer team celebrated the first day of Fall with a 5-2 CSAA win over Lakeview Monday at home.

“We’re happy to get it, it’s homecoming week,” head coach Doug Emington said. “The kids played aggressively and hard. We also had scoring from more than one person, which is something we’ve been working on. I thought defensively we held up pretty well.

“I’m pretty pleased with the overall performance.”

“It was our first home game win of the year, which was really special,” Junior Kameron Horchner said. “I wish we would’ve kept it up in the second half and not let them score, but I’m happy with the victory.”

Ethan Maddox tallied a hat trick while Thomas Quinn and Aiden Mieras each had one goal. Max Selfridge, Parker Benedict, and Quinn each added an assist.

Brandon Hall made seven saves in net for Reed City.

The Coyotes took control of the game early. Maddox scored all three of his goals in the first half and Quinn scored the other to give Reed City a 4-0 halftime lead.

Reed City had a few defensive breakdowns in the second half, which led to two Lakeview goals. Mieras scored Reed City’s final goal of the game with 16:12 remaining.

Horchner played a big role in keeping the Wildcats’ offense at bay.

“He’s a player who can play up in front, but he can play in the back as well,” Emington said. “He’s very vocal and a team captain for us.”

Horchner’s natural position is in midfield, but plays in the back in certain games and situations.

“It’s been different,” Horchner said. “But I know it’s for the betterment of the team. He puts me in a spot I can be successful in.”

Horchner has one personal goal he’d like to accomplish.

“I have not scored a high school goal, yet,” Horchner said. “I’d like to score one this season.”

Reed City’s next game is at Kent City on Monday.

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