REED CITY — The second game against Grant may be been one of Reed City’s best of the season in Tuesday’s Central State Activities Association Gold Division match.

The Coyotes still lost 25-7, 30-28, 25-10, but it came against conference power Grant.

Reed City fell to 5-12 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

“(In the second game) we just passed very well,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said. “We got our offense going a little bit. We played good defense. But most of it is passing. That’s so much a key to the game. You have to control the ball.”

For the Coyotes, Sidni Rushford had five digs, five kills, three aces and a block; Kiera Barker had three digs; Jenna Johnson had a kill, three digs and a block; Alison Duddles had seven kills; Kamryn Myers had six digs and three kills; Jordyn Storch had 18 assists, three digs, two kills and two aces;  Alyssa Olds had 17 digs and Maddy Brown added five digs.

“During the second game, we had good attitudes and kept our heads up,” Rushford said. “We wanted to win. We played as a team rather than individuals. Our serve receive definitely was better in the second game.”

“Our serving has really welded into shape,” Patterson said. “I think we’ll continue that during the year. Defense is coming along. Offense is still a work in progress. Some games we’ll see it and in some games it’s still a struggle.”

Reed City plays Tuesday at Tri County in CSAA action.

“We’re improving every game,” Rushford said. “We’re definitely coming together as a team.”