Reed City junior eyes wins in upcoming weeks

REED CITY — Meghan Borst and the Reed City volleyball team hopes to be playing their best stretch of games as the Coyotes approach the end of the regular season.

This week, Reed City is home for districts.

The Coyotes have had various challenges throughout the season. They recently lost 3-2 in a close match to Big Rapids. Prior to that, they defeated Lakeview then lost a tough match to Pine River. State-ranked and Central State Activities Association Gold Division power Grant then swept the Coyotes 3-0.

“They’re a very good team and we weren’t ready to come out and play,” Borst said after the Grant match. “They had a lot of quick hitters. They hit pretty hard.”

Intensity and consistent serving is the key for the Coyotes to have success, Borst indicated.

“We need to play more as a team and be intense,” she said.

It’s her second year on varsity.

“I feel that I’m doing pretty good,” Borst, a middle front row player said, adding on blocks, “I’m doing pretty well so far.”

The key has been timing and Borst indicated that she has improved from last year.

“My passing has been better this year,” she said, adding “getting low” is a key in that area.

Borst wants to improve on her serving. “Hitting it on a good spot on your hand,” is the key, she added.