|3/14/2017 5:39:00 PM|
Lady Comet kickers ready for season
by Brent Sumner The Reed-Custer girls soccer program is ready to put forward a strong run this season, and it will come with the help of coach Kim Askew.
While the Lady Comets have struggled in the past, it was with no help from a long line of coaching changes.
This year however, Askew will be entering her second year, and is looking forward to directing her team further. She will be assisted by Kylee Copeland.
Reed-Custer finished last year with a record of 5-11, but will return several seniors, along with their leading scorer, as they hope to finish above .500.
Sophomore Abby Cash will return to the varsity line-up as the leading scorer last year, and will be a strong threat in the midfield.
She will be joined by another top scorer, Jessica Kirkland, who will also find time in the midfield.
Another top returning player will be Karina Marrs, who brings a lot of speed to the defense.
While the program won't boast a ton of upperclassmen, they will still have a lot of numbers as the Lady Comets will have 11 freshmen joining the ranks.
"We are excited to continue to expand our program," Askew said. "With many key returners from last year, we look forward to having great upperclassmen leadership on the team."
The Lady Comets are excited to get their season started, and they will open up on the road in a non-conference match-up with Wilmington on Monday, weather permitting.
They will then return home to face Coal City on Tuesday in another non-conference game.
The Lady Comets will have a tough road ahead looking at the schedule, as they have a couple powerhouses along the way, including Herscher (4/6), Manteno (4/20) and Morris (4/24).
With that said, Askew is ready for the season to get underway, and is already taking a more aggressive approach with her team.
"To be successful this year, we are working on being more aggressive with the ball, and limiting the number of goals we allow," she said.
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