Reed City sophomore playing key role for volleyball team


REED CITY — Meghan Borst is among the new faces playing a key role on this year’s Reed City volleyball team. She’s up from the junior varsity team last fall as a freshman.

She’s on the varsity as a sophomore.

“I’m excited about it, but I’m also nervous,” Borst said, noting that she made her debut Aug. 22 in a tournament at Traverse City. “I thought it went pretty good.”

On the varsity level, “the ball moves faster,” Borst said, adding that there’s “less margin for error.”

Borst has been hitting and blocking in the middle.

As hitter, “she has very good arm speed,” Reed City coach Don Patterson said. “She’s hitting with power and has to work with the accuracy.”

Borst is also making progress with her blocking.

“My timing and keeping my hands open,” are key aspects behind being an effective blocker, Borst indicated.

She serves occasionally.

“It’s kind of like a feast or famine,” Borst said of her serving.

Reed City plays at home next Tuesday against Tri-County.

“We’re doing pretty good,” Borst said. “I think we’ll get better. We know each other well, but we’ve got to know each other a little better.”

Borst played with many of the girls last season although the Coyotes only have two players back from the 2013 squad.