Comet kickers looking for more offense

    Reed-Custer’s varsity boys soccer team remains in search of a win as they wound up with three losses during their competition in the annual Somonauk Tournament.
    The Comets (0-5 overall) recorded just one goal through the three games, as Christian Williams scored on a penalty kick in the opening round against Aurora Central.
    Reed-Custer fell to the Aurora team, 6-1, and wound up losing the following two games against Somonauk (6-0) and Plano (9-0).
    Nathan Minuth accumulated 19 saves through the tournament.
Plano 5,
Reed-Custer 3

    The Comets got off to a great start against Plano on Thursday, but were unable to hold their lead for very long, as they lost to the Reapers by two goals.
    Austin Termain picked up the first goal of the day, giving Reed-Csuter a 1-0 lead with just 10 minutes off the clock.
    Unfortunately, the Reapers battled back, and went into halftime with a 3-1 advantage.
    Two more Reed-Custer goals came in the second half thanks to Termain and Williams, but Plano continued to outpace the Comet offense. The Reapers wound up handing Reed-Custer their first conference loss.
    “We played a lot better than in our first game,” said head coach Andy Gleixner. “I thought a few mental mistakes cost us, but I was happy to see the veterans step up and lead. I am excited moving forward in spite of the loss.”
    Goalkeeper Minuth finished with six saves in goal, while Jackson Crater (2) and Gabe Nagel both earned assists on the night.
Iroquois West 9,
Reed-Custer 1

    Reed-Custer kicked off their season last Tuesday, but were unable to come away with a win at home, falling to Iroquois West by eight goals.
    The Comets’ only offense came in the second half, as Termain slotted a pass to Crater for the goal.
    Reed-Custer would only manage three shots on goal down the stretch, as Iroqouis West peppered net minder Minuth with 15 shots on goal.
    Minuth finished with nine saves on the night.
    “It was a rought start to the season,” said Gleixner. “We struggled from top to bottom. We brought a little more energy in the second half, but we were too far behind at that point.”