Reed City volleyball team 3-1 at Cadillac Invitational

DENIED: Heather Tacey (6) of Reed City goes up for a block in recent action. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)
DENIED: Heather Tacey (6) of Reed City goes up for a block in recent action. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY – Last week was a rather productive one for the Reed City volleyball team

On Saturday, the Coyotes were 3-1 at the Cadillac Invitational.

They beat Marion 25-22, 25-15; Traverse City Christian 25-16, 25-20 and Fremont 15-25, 25-14, 15-6 and lost to Battle Creek Pennfield 25-17, 25-23.

For the Coyotes, Heather Tacey had three aces, five blocks and 63 assists; Jacolyn Mullins had 30 kills, an ace and a block; Alaina Woodard added six kills and 11 blocks; Brittani Yarger served 11 aces; Emma Lockhart had 13 kills, two aces and 61 digs; Michaela Reed added 11 kills and nine blocks; Kalee Hensel had seven aces and 71 digs; Natalie Westhoff had 11 kills and 10 blocks; and Karah Hensel had three aces, two kills and 10 digs.

“It was kind of interesting, we had one kid that couldn’t make the trip,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “We had kids sick all week missing practice. Michaela Reed had to leave the tournament. Alaina sprained her ankle in the first Fremont game and we had to change the lineup.

“Overall, I thought the kids played very well. I thought we improved in a couple of different areas. Even against Pennfield, I thought we played well and had chances to win both of those games.”

Reed City is 15-10.

The Coyotes on Wednesday (Sept. 19) improved to 3-1 in the Central State Activities Association with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 victory over Newaygo.

For the Coyotes, Westhoff collected 10 kills and two blocks while Kayla Davis had seven kills and six digs, Kalee Hensel contributed 13 digs and an ace, Reed collected six kills, nine aces and a block, Lockhart contributed three kills and 10 digs and Yarger had three aces.

Also for Reed City, Woodard had four aces and a kill, Mullins contributed an ace and two kills, Tacey had three aces and 29 assists.

Reed City plays Saturday at the Cadillac Invitational and has a home match next Wednesday with Lakeview.

“That will tell us where we’re at in the league,” said Patterson.