Reed City hosts quad meet on Monday to prepare for season finale

REED CITY — It was a preview of Wednesday’s White Cloud at Reed City Central State Activities Association (CSAA) season volleyball finale but the Coyotes will hope for a different result next time. The Coyotes lost to White Cloud Monday in a home quad, 13-25, 25-18, 18-16. The Coyotes started the evening by sweeping Benzie Central, 25-12, 25-11. In their final match, Reed City lost to Kingsley, 24-26, 25-13, 15-12. Reed City is in second place in the CSAA and their sole hold of that spot will be on the line when the Coyotes play White Cloud. “If we win we’ll be in second outright. If we lose, it’s a two-way tie for second with us, Chip and White Cloud,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “It should be a good match.” Michaela Reed had a kill for Reed City’s 26th point in the first game over Kingsley. But Kingsley dominated the second match and built a 14-9 lead in the third game en route to clinching the win. “I thought we played really good but could have stepped it up a little bit,” said Reed City junior Alison Schermerhorn. “Overall we did a good job.” The Coyotes played the latter half of the night without senior hitter Jacolyn Mullins, who was battling an illness. “I feel better than I did before,” Mullins said. “Hopefully, I’ll be OK for Wednesday.” For the Coyotes, Reed had two aces, 18 kills, five blocks and 11 digs; Alison Schermerhorn had one ace, seven kills,10 blocks and 20 digs; Skiler Brigham had four digs; Mullins added five aces, 13 kills and 24 digs; Heather Tacey had an ace, two kills one block, 25 digs and 62 assists; Brittani Yarger contributed two digs; Kayla Davis had three aces, three kills,one block and 11 digs; Natalie Westhoff had 10 kills, five blocks, 15 digs and three assists; Karah Hensel had three aces, one kill and 31 digs and Woodard had 14 kills, six blocks and two digs. Reed City is 27-19-1. The Coyotes, after Wednesday’s action, play at Big Rapids on Nov. 6 in a Class B district semifinal match.