REED CITY – Reed City volleyball coach Don Patterson can see impressive improvement from his team.

But Fremont was still able to pull out a 25-16, 25-19, 26-24 Central State Activities Association Gold Division win over the host Coyotes on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

“I think we’re playing better,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said.

“Our setters are starting to do a better job getting the ball where they need to do. Defensively, we’re starting to make ground. We need to serve a little tougher and be a little more consistent. It’s starting to come.”

After winning the first game, Fremont exploded to an 18-8 lead in the second. Katelynn Holmes had a kill and Kyleigh Weck an ace to keep Reed City close, trailing 23-17. But the Packers were able to pull it out.

Racquel DuBreuil and Heather Vansyckle served for key Reed City points for a 7-2 lead in the third game. Holmes had an ace for a 9-7 lead. A tight battle followed and Rylie Olds had a point for Reed City to tie it 24-24. Fremont’s Kaitlynn Bennett had a point served and kill for the last two points of the game.

“I thought we did pretty well,” Holmes said. “We improved throughout the night. We started off a little slow, but we got better.”

“I think we played well as a team,” Weck said. “There’s a few errors we had. Otherwise, I think we did well.”

Demi Lodholtz had 14 digs and three kills, Weck had four digs and six kills and both girls had an ace. McKena Hill had nine digs and five kills. Madison Stellini had seven assists and Olds had 14. Holmes had 16 digs, two kills and an ace. Christina Malackanich had four digs, three kills and two aces. Rylie Schafer had 11 digs, Raquel DeBreuil had 13 digs and Heather Vansyckle had four.