Reed City soccer team blanks Kent City

Karlie Kearns (2) takes care of the ball against Kent City.

REED CITY — Tough competition will be coming up for Reed City’s girls soccer team in future games.

But for now the undefeated Coyotes are enjoying a 4-0 record after opening their Central State Activities Association season with a 6-0 blanking of Kent City on Wednesday.

It was 2-0 at halftime.

“It was a cold day and we started out cold,” Reed City coach Andrea Pollaski said. “Our touches were kind of cold. Our passes were off. Nothing was going quite right. The goals weren’t going in. Our passes were. We finally got used to the cold and got used to the ball. Our crosses finally started going in. We finally figured out how to make though-balls instead of dribbling down the field.”

Karlie Kearns scored three goals while Taylor Harrison added two and Olivia Addington had one for Reed City.

“It went pretty well,” Kearns said. “We’re passing better in the second than we were in the first half. We had more communication overall.”

Senior goaltender Olivia Johnson recorded the shutout. Kearns and Harrison both scored goals in the first half.

Reed City will host Newaygo on Wednesday.

“They’re always good,” Pollaski said. “We need to keep our confidence up and keep it going to the good teams keeping it on the ground, keeping it wide and putting it back.

“We need to make sure our passing is getting better and we finish with the ball,” Kearns said. “We sometimes lack in finishing.”

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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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