REED CITY -- It was expected to be a very tight and competitive Central State Activities Association Gold volleyball match when rivals Chippewa Hills and Reed City met on Tuesday.

It was.

Chippewa Hills won the first, fourth and fifth games against Reed City to take a 3-2 win.

The Warriors won the first game 25-16 but Reed City rallied to take the next two 25-21 and 25-17. It was 25-11, Warriors, in the fourth and 15-5 in the fifth.

Reed City shot out to a 9-5 lead in the second game, but Chippewa Hills, led by server Kendra Ray, came back to tie it 17-17. Racquel DuBreuil and Katelynn Holmes netted some key service points to ignite the Clyotes to the win.

Reed City got some key plays at the net in the net throughout the third game. Holmes served for four straight points to end it in the Coyotes favor and make it 2-1, Reed City. Shelby Fall and Macy Blanzy had some key tips for the Warriors, but it wasn't enough.

The Warriors built a 7-2 lead in the fourth game. Raina Abbott's kill made it 8-3. Brynn McArthur had two straight aces for a 17-8 Warrior lead. Ray's tip made it 24-11 and the Warriors got the 25th point to tie the match 2-2.

Ray served the Warriors to a 8-0 lead in the fifth game. Blanzy served three points for a 12-1 Chippewa Hills lead and the Warriors were able to add the winning three points.

"Our team started playing well together," Abbott said. "We got a lot better on tip coverage which is something we've struggled with this season. Our hitters were strong and we had some great digs in the back row."

"We're a little inconsistent still," said Coyote coach Don Patterson, whose team is 2-8 overall and 0-2 in the league. "There's things for us to work on. We're starting to hit better. We need to pass a little better."