Coyote senior getting set for upcoming volleyball matches

REED CITY — Megan Donley is focusing on having a huge season in her senior year for Reed City volleyball.

Coyote coach Don Patterson noted that earlier this month, Donley had 11 kills, four aces and 32 digs against McBain and Big Rapids in non-league action.

“She had a really nice passing game as well,” Patterson said.

“Offensively, I think we’re lacking a little bit,” Donley said earlier this month. “We can get a pass up and a pretty good set off, but we can’t finish.”

Donley smiled while acknowledging it was “hopefully” early-season blues and the Coyotes would be able to snap out in fine fashion.

“We all know we can do better,” she said. “We’re waiting to get over the hump. I think we started the season strong and (a recent) game took a downfall. Hopefully we can bounce back from that.”

The Coyotes are hoping to use the experience they have to their advantage.

“We have a lot of chemistry,” Donley said. “It’s just a matter of making our throws better. I’ve had ups and downs. I think I’m getting more solid at hitting and passing. Passing is more solid at my hitting right now.”

Donley is working on being more more consistent with her hitting.

“Some matches I do really well and some matches I don’t,” he said. “I’m hoping to get more consistent at that.”

The Coyotes are at Pine River on Thursday.

“I think we’re working pretty well as a team,” Donley said. “We’re communicating pretty well. We’re getting better at that. Hopefully that works out.

“We’ve been playing some pretty high skilled teams and some bigger schools. Hopefully that will make us better as a whole.”