Reed City soccer girls defeat Kent City, Grant

WATCHFUL EYE: Reed City’s Katelynn Latin (11) keeps her eye on the ball against Big Rapids. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

WATCHFUL EYE: Reed City’s Katelynn Latin (11) keeps her eye on the ball against Big Rapids. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Reed City’s soccer team won its second straight game with a 4-0 shutout of Kent City on Monday.

Taylor Harrison, Alanna Nelson, Brook Voelker and Alexis Van Eck scored for Reed City. Kate Latin was goalkeeper.

The Coyotes are home vs. Newaygo on Wednesday.

Reed City’s soccer team defeated Grant on Thursday at home 4-3. Karli Kerns and Harrison scored single goals, while Katie Reed had two. Latin was goalkeeper

On April 11, Big Rapids opened its girls soccer season with an 8-0 blanking over Reed City on Tuesday.

When Kaitlyn Ray scored goals at 5:08 and 6:16 of the second half, it ended the game with an 8-0 victory in Central State Activities Association Gold Division action.

“We usually get a couple of games before spring break, but we didn’t this year,” Big Rapids coach Curt Ray said. “We don’t have a JV team this year, but we have 22 girls playing.”

Big Rapids had built a 6-0 halftime over the Coyotes (1-3, 0-1).

While he’s looking for his team to improve each game, Ray was able to smile with eight goals in barely over a half of action.

Selena Wright opened the scoring at 6:22, assisted by Ray. The Cardinals took a 4-0 lead with three goals around the midway point of the half including two unassisted tallies by Grace White. Halle Store had a goal assisted by Caitlyn Maas.

Madisyn Boyd added an unassisted goal at 27:55 of the half and Jessica Kuenzel, assisted by Mackenzie Kidder, scored at 36:26 for the six-goal lead.

Early in the second half, White broke free but saw Ray at the last second and made the pass. Ray made it 7-0. Just 1:16 later, Ray scored the eighth goal to end the game.

Emma McLeary was keeper for Reed City.

“I thought we started out well,” Reed City coach Bryan Hall said. “We just got overwhelmed. We gave them confidence and we lost confidence. We never seemed to get untracked and they took it to us.”

Both teams battled through cold, wintry-like conditions.

“It’s still early,” Hall said. “The weather is not nice. Every game, we’re getting better.”

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with Herald Review as well as the Pioneer and The Lake County Star. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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