Reed City volleyball senior impressed with team’s latest performances


REED CITY  — Michaela Reed and her teammates enjoyed a rewarding 3-0 volleyball victory last week over Chippewa Hills in Central State Activities Association (CSAA) action.

But Reed, a senior, and the Coyotes, who in a few weeks will start defense of their Class B district title, are hoping for even more rewarding days.

“It was definitely awesome,” Reed smiled while recalling the win over Chip Hills at districts last season. “This was definitely (one of our) better wins.”

Against Chippewa Hills, “our serve receive may have been a little off,” Reed said. “But at the end of the day, it definitely got a lot better. It started off shaky but we pulled it together.”

By the end of the month, the Coyotes will be focusing on conference and postseason tournaments. Reed likes the way the Coyotes are playing right now.

“I think we’ve passed that plateau where you’re getting into where you’re good and then you’re awesome,” Reed  said. “I think we’ve just reached that plateau.”

Reed has been specializing on hitting and blocking for the Coyotes.

“I’ve gotten a lot better throughout the year,” she said. “I”m definitely improving.”

Reed has been hitting the ball in good spots and making it difficult to return her hits.

She’s also happy the way she’s been timing her blocks and also gave credit to other Reed City blockers, including Alaina Woodard and Natalie Westhoff. But improving on serving and serve receive remains a priority, she added.

The Coyotes are hoping to play their best volleyball for the rest of the season and the key is “keep communicating and do what we do best,” Woodard said.