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Reed spikers survive at Wooster
by Tribune Staff
Sep 18, 2012 | 1864 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It took the Reed High volleyball team a while to get going, but once it did, it managed to capture a 21-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15, 15-11 crossover league win at Wooster Tuesday night.

"In about three of the games we really got a slow start," Reed coach Kristen Flagtvedt said. "We didn't come out with as much fire as we needed to. This is probably the best Wooster team I've seen in a long time. They have a couple hitters and a strong defense. We didn't take them as seriously in the beginning. We made some mental mistakes that we can't give up."

Middle blocker Madi Funk had a solid night for the Raiders pounding 13 kills and putting down three blocks. Moriah Maluotoga ripped 11 kills and got up 19 digs. Katelyn Singer chipped in 11 kills for Raiders.

Taylor Whitehead lifted a team-high 32 digs while Taylor Stefan contributed 12 digs and 40 assists and six aces to the winning effort.

"We mixed it up a little bit trying to find out where could be more successful," Flagtvedt said of lineup changes. "Our middles Madi and Katelyn stepped up and had some good kills. Their numbers were higher than typical. It was nice to see them step up and put the ball away. That opened up our game."

Reed (14-7 overall, 4-1) is in action again Thursday when it travels to McQueen.

"I'd like for us to improve," Flagtvedt said. "We must find a way to cut down on our mistakes. We must clean up that part of our game. In our league this year, there is no team you can take lightly. We can't make the mental mistakes and give away points."

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