Kearns having strong season for Coyotes

Karlie Kearns takes care of the ball against Kent City.

REED CITY — Karlie Kearns has had a golden scoring touch in recent games for Reed City’s girls soccer team and is anxious to get back on the field, and help the 4-0 Coyotes remain undefeated.

Kearns scored three goals for Reed City in the Coyotes’ most recent CSAA win, a 6-0 blanking over Kent City.

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

It’s Kearns’ third year on the varsity.

“I’ve had a lot of growth since my sophomore season to my junior year,” she said. “Our coach (Andrea Pollaski) has taught me so much like with my ball handling and everything.”

Kearns has been an outside midfielder on the rightside for the Coyotes.

Her specific duties are “bringing it up the side of the line and crossing it to the middle or trying to get to the middle to get a shot off,” Kearns said. “It’s gone well. We just need to finish it in the middle.”

Kearns said she communicates well “and probably dribble pretty well. It’s been a lot of growth. I’m working on finishing the ball.”

The Coyotes won the Crossroads Charter Academy tournament on Saturday in Big Rapids.

“We need to make sure our passing is getting better, and that we’re finishing,” Kearns said.

Kearns said soccer is her favorite sport and she plays extensively during the offseason.

 

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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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