Reed City setter reflects on volleyball season

REED CITY — Reed City’s volleyball season ended earlier this month with the Coyotes falling in the Class B district final to Big Rapids.

But it was a year of progression for the Coyotes and their junior setter Liza Emington.

It was Emington’s first year on the varsity and she liked what she saw after the regular season and prior to the district.

“It’s going pretty good,” she said. “We’ve won a few games in a row.”

The Coyotes had a win over Clare in the district semifinal prior to playing Big Rapids.

“We changed our lineup, that helped,” Emington said, adding that she could see improvement in the team’s play.

Emington, who shared setting duties with Jordyn Storch, noted that technique played a key role in her setting talents.

“Coach has tips in setting the ball and positioning your feet,” she said. “It helps with (distance) and height. Each setter is different. Our passing has been good. Hanna (Price) has been doing a good job.”

The Coyotes were confident of a win over Clare to set up a chance with either Chippewa Hills or Big Rapids. The Coyotes defeated Chippewa Hills during the regular season but had struggled against Big Rapids.

“Big Rapids will be tough,” Emington said going into the districts.

The Cardinals proved to be tough against Reed City with the district title win.