Reed City wins Crossroads tourney

BIG RAPIDS — Reed City found the net six times in the final match of the day for a 6-0 win over Crossroads Charter Academy and first place in the CCA girls soccer tournament at Mitchell Creek Sports Complex.

The Coyotes tied Newaygo and Grant by identical 1-1 scores in earlier action, and in the last day of the tournament, they beat Crossroads 6-0.

Games consisted of two 25-minute running halves with five minutes for halftime. In the event of a tie, there was no overtime or shootout.

The Coyotes were able to win via tiebreakers. In their final match, they built a 5-0 lead over Crossroads by halftime.

Goal scorers for the Coyotes during the day were Claudia Francke, Olivia Addington, Aliyah Fitch, Karlie Kearns, Mackenzie Wein and Brooke Voelker. Olivia Johnson was goalkeeper the first two games and Haven Reed for the last game.

“I think we played very well for having the three games,” Francke said. ‘I make it’s a challenge because you get a little tired. We did well as a team. We had some good passes.”

Coach Andrea Pollaski’s Coyotes entered the tournament at 4-0.

“We should have won both teams we lost,” Pollaski said. “We had lots and lots of shots but couldn’t finish. Against Crossroads, we finally finished.”

Reed City is at Lakeview on Wednesday.

Crossroads, prior to its game with Reed City, lost 3-0 to Grant and tied Newaygo 1-1.

Samantha Taylor scored for the Cougars, who played the last two games back-to-back.

“I was proud of their perseverance today,” Crossroads coach Josh Yurick said. “Generally when we host, they’ve never played back-to-back. That last game they were dead tired; They kept it from being a short game. We’ve play Reed City once in awhile. It was new to have Newaygo and Grant as competition. They’re in a bigger conference and bigger schools. We only conceded three goals to Grant and a draw to Newaygo. It was fantastic.

“If they perform like they did today, the wins will come.”

 

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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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