Reed City girls hold back Chippewa Hills

Reed City's Demi Lodholtz goes for the ball against Chippewa Hills. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

Reed City's Demi Lodholtz goes for the ball against Chippewa Hills. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

REMUS - Both volleyball teams were looking for their first Central State Activities Association Gold Division wins of the season and Reed City was able to outlast Chippewa Hills 3-1 on Tuesday.

The visiting Coyotes took the first two games 25-22, 25-19 and seemed ready to make it a sweep with a 15-11 advantage in the third set.

The Warriors came back for a 25-21 win , but fell behind 14-8 in the fourth game. A Warrior comeback fell short in 25-23 Coyote win to end the match.

Madison Wrisley had a couple of aces for the Warriors in the third game to spark the comeback. Morgan Perkins' tip won the game for the home team and forced a fourth game.

"We start a game where it's neck and neck for a couple of points and then we're down by eight or nine and we have to come back the rest of the game," Warrior coach Hali Williams said.

In the final game, two bad net serves hurt the Warriors during their comeback effort. Demi Lodholtz had a tip for a 23-20 Reed City lead. Mackenzie Wein had the winning tip for the Coyotes.

"I think we played pretty good," Wein said. "We're coming together better as a team."

For Reed City, Lodholtz had eight kills, two aces, six digs and three blocks; Mady Brown had three kills, five aces, and three digs; MaKena Hill had three kills; Katelynn Holmes had five kills, eight digs and one assist; Wein had seven kills, 27 digs and one ace; Maddie Morgan had two kills, three aces and 15 digs; Alison Duddles had five kills, five digs, 15 assists and two blocks and Rylie Olds had 18 assists, three aces and four digs.

"I thought we played a little up and down tonight," Coyote coach Don Patterson said.

"I thought the kids dug deep when they needed to and found their focus and got through some adversity, It was slippery (with floor conditions) out there. They played well when we needed to."

The Coyotes are 6-16 and 1-3 in the conference.