A question about using some prepositions with the noun "reach":
- The ball soared beyond the goalkeeper's reach.
- The ball soared above the goalkeeper's reach.
"Reach" in this context means the distance that one can stretch out one's hand to. Sentence 1 is good.
But sentence 2, which could be found on google, seems weird, because "above" should be followed by some location, not some distance. Could sentence 2 be poorly written?