Coyotes go 3-0 at home quad meet

REED CITY — There was no time to rest for the Reed City and Big Rapids volleyball teams as the Coyotes hosted the Cardinals, Shelby and Ludington for a quad meet Thursday.

After Reed City and Big Rapids played in Central State Activities Association (CSAA) matches last Wednesday, both squads got back to action Thursday as the host Coyotes went a perfect 3-0 on the night.

The Coyotes began the night with a 2-0 victory against Big Rapids (25-23, 25-15), before scoring a 2-0 win against Ludington (25-23, 25-20) and finishing the night with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Shelby (25-17, 25-21, 19-17).

Reed City coach Don Patterson said he happy with the work the Coyotes got in against some good competition coming off short rest.

“I thought we played well,” he said. “I never really worry about rest with the girls. I really like the quads and I like the really good competition we went against (Thursday). I thought we came out and played well and played focused.”

Patterson said he was especially pleased with the way the Coyotes came back to win their final game against Shelby.

“That’s a good win there,” he said. “Shelby is a really good team and to come back like that down 5-1 in the final game to 15, that doesn’t happen a lot of times. It was good that we fought through that and had the mental toughness to focus and get back in that game.”

Michaela Reed had two aces, nine kills, 10 blocks and seven digs on the night while Alison Schermerhorn tallied seven kills, six digs and a block, Jacolyn Mullins had six aces, 28 kills and 42 digs and Heather Tacey recorded three aces, nine kills, four blocks and 18 digs for the Coyotes.

Reed City (21-4, 4-1 CSAA) hosted Chippewa Hills in league action on Tuesday of this week.