REED CITY — Alison Schermerhorn is one of only two returning seniors on a Reed CIty volleyball team that continues to seek improvement.

“They’re getting better every day,” she said. “Every game, we improve our defense...it’s talking, mainly, staying energetic and not getting down on ourselves.”

The only other returning senior on this year’s team is Skiler Brigham. They’ve both been focusing on being leaders, along with other duties.

Schermerhorn, in her second varsity year, has been mainly a hitter, as she was last season.

“I think I’ve gotten more confidence this year,” she said. “I’m not afraid to hit the ball.”

Schermerhorn indicated she’s been able to hit the ball hard and in the right spots.

“I can see the court and I put a top spin on it,” she said.

Schermerhorn has been focusing to improve on serve receive and getting a better pass up.

“We’re all pretty good servers. We have good chemistry as a team,” Schermerhorn said. “We don’t get mad at each other. We need to work on cheering more and staying positive.”

The Coyotes, who play at McBain Thursday and at the Pine River Invitational on Saturday, hope to contend for the Central State Activities Association and district titles. They opened their league season Tuesday with Tri County