REED CITY \u2013 Heather Tacey can\u2019t wait for next season in Reed City volleyball. Tacey is one of eight juniors who will be returning for the Coyotes. The Coyotes were 29-22 and regional finalists with three seniors, including Emma Lockhart, Kalee Hensel and Sami Michell ,who sustained a season-ending anterior cruicate ligament injury before getting match action. The season ended in a 3-0 loss to Whitehall. \u201cThey definitely had height and the serves were probably the best they had all season,\u201d Tacey said. \u201cTheir blocks were very tough. We should have covered a little more, but we didn\u2019t. \u201cWe definitely gave it our all. We knew coming out here that we didn\u2019t want to leave anything on the floor and we didn\u2019t. We played our hardest.\u201d Coach Don Patterson said a first-place effort in the Essexville tournament was a turning point of the season. \u201cIt started to come together,\u201d he said. \u201cEven though we lost three games (the last week of the regular season in a quad), we played really well, Everyone was sick but we were solid and that propelled us into this little run.\u201d \u201cWe\u2019re very happy with it,\u201d Tacey said. \u201cWe only lose (three) seniors. We\u2019ll come back next year and be even stronger.\u201d Various players, Tacey noted, will be playing volleyball during the offseason.