Since returning March 24 from hamstring troubles, Tyler Reid has played in five games and made three starts at his usual attackman position. But the Stevenson sophomore is also adapting to another spot: midfield.
Reid said he has welcomed the move to midfield because sophomore Chris Dashiell and freshmen Stephen Banick and Pat Candon – the trio that started when Reid missed three straight contests – have developed a sense of cohesion.
“That attack’s been working really well,” Reid said after the No. 6 Mustangs’ 12-9 win against No. 8 Denison Saturday. “So I’m just trying to contribute wherever I can. It’s not about goals or assists for me. If I’m making the smart little plays and helping our team win a game, then it really doesn’t matter to me.”
Reid has recorded four goals and five assists in his last five games, including one goal and one assist against the Big Red. But he admitted that making the transition from attack to midfield is not easy.
“I’m getting different looks,” Reid said. “It’s a little harder playing middie. The past couple weeks, I’ve gone from playing attack and being a huge contributor behind the net, and my role has changed a bit. I’d like to think that I’m getting used a little more versatility-wise. They’re trying different looks with me, and I’ve been learning the defense. So it’s going well, I think.”