Reed City volleyball continues strong season against Lakeview

The Coyotes win 3-0 with relative ease on Tuesday night

REED CITY—The volleyball Coyotes continued their winning ways at home on Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Lakeview.

Shooting out to a 8-0 lead to begin the game, Reed City looked in control, winning 25-17, 25-16, 25-18, the Coyotes only briefly lost the lead early in the second set.

"I thought we worked really hard. We served really well across the net. We've been working hard on that," Reed City coach Don Patterson said. "Working through different zones and servicing really high, we put a lot of pressure on their serves. And then our defense was able to get in a comfort zone."

Leading the team in assists was Rachael Van Syckle, who notched 23. Van Syckle explained what made her so successful with assists.

"It's really just knowing what they can do with it as well as what I can do with it to help give them the best that they can do," Van Syckle said. "I have to make that split second decision, I see it in the air, and where my players are at and what I can do. It's really, really fast and I just got to glance around and just hope that they're there sometimes too."

Molly Bowman led the team in both aces and digs on the evening, scoring three aces and 16 digs. Christina Malackanich led the team in kills with 14 to go along with five digs and two aces. Kendell Henry also had 10 digs.

While injuries have affected the lineup, such as Kyleigh Weck being out, the team has still found success.  

"Anytime you've got somebody out it changes what you do. I mean, we're on another two or three lineups away from that." Patterson said.

The Coyotes will head up to Kalkaska for a tournament on Saturday before going to Kent City next Tuesday.