Reed City closes home regular-season

REED CITY — Reed City’s volleyball team fell to 11-24 with three losses in a home quad Thursday night.

The Coyotes lost 25-12, 25-27, 25-17 to White Cloud, fell 16-25, 25-12, 25-13 to Benzie Central and bowed 25-22, 25-22 to Kingsley.

“I thought we played really well at times,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said. “We’d like to be consistent this time of the year. All the matches went three games except for the last one we played. It was good competition.”

For Reed City, Megan Donley had four aces, 13 kills, 30 digs and four blocks followed by Meghan Borst with four aces, 14 kills, nine digs and five blocks; Hanna Price with two aces, nine kills and 40 digs; Liza Emington with six aces eight kills, 21 digs and 33 assists; Jordyn Storch with 20 digs and 22 assists; Sidni Rushford with five kills; Ally Yarger with three aces, 14 kills, 37 digs and one block and Alyssa Olds with 17 digs.

“Defensively, we played well,” Patterson said. “A couple of games we didn’t serve as well as we need to. You have to serve real well against these teams that we’re playing right here.”

“I think we played really good,” Yarger said. “Our offense was definitely way better. We’ve been working on that a lot. I think we’re improving a lot. That’s our main goal, improving for districts. We need to focus on our serving right now.”

Yarger, in her second varsity season, indicated she has improved on her passing.

“I want to improve on my serving and my offense,” she said. “Our defense has been really good this season.”

The Coyotes host districts this week and have a semifinal match Wednesday night against Chippewa Hills.

“I would think Big Rapids will be the favorite, but not by a lot,” Patterson said. “Everybody is close to them.”