REED CITY — It’s still a young season for the Reed City volleyball team who are hoping to make plenty of progress in upcoming weeks.

The challenges of a young team were evident in the CSAA season debut recently against Tri County. The Coyotes lost 3-0, but the first two games ended within two points.

“I think we lost focus a little bit and the intensity went down,” Reed City junior Hanna Price said of the third game. “We need to talk a little more. We were close in the first two and that was good.”

Things have improved since practices started in mid-August.

“We’ve gotten a lot better,” Price said. “We’re young. We only have two seniors. We put in a lot of time over the summer. Each practice we just keep getting better and better. We’re all hard workers.”

Price was on JVs last year and is at libero this season for varsity.

“The (varsity) girls hit harder and it’s a faster pace,” Price said. 

“You’re moving all the time. I’m getting used to it. I’m quick on my feet, but there’s always room for improvement.”

Price is looking to improve on passing and covering more ground. She had three aces against Tri County from the serving line. Passing is among the key parts of the game the Coyotes need to improve upon, she added.

“We get along well as a team,” she said.

Reed City is at Shelby on Thursday.