Imlay City’s Natalie Stone looks to send a spike through the Almont defense last Wednesday.

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity volleyball team halved a pair of Blue Water Area Conference clashes it hosted last Wednesday.

Imlay City started their two-match stint with a 25-18, 25-15, 25-19 win against Almont. That was followed by a 12-25, 5-25, 11-25 loss to North Branch.

Hope Schriber led Imlay City with five ace serves that day. Cassie Verellen (three aces), Natalie Stone (two) and Alyssa Evans (one) supported her performance.

Lexa Forti (15) plus Schriber and Verellen (10 each) collected Imlay City’s highest kill totals. They were backed by Stone (five kills), Evans (four) and Jaya Forti (one).

Jaya Forti and Drew Wetzel took turns springing Imlay City’s offense into motion. Forti had 24 assists and Wetzel furnished 12.

Verellen (23), Jaya Forti (16), Stone (15) Lexa Forti (14), Sydney Livingston (eight), Schriber (seven) plus Wetzel and Evans (six apiece) accounted for Imlay City’s digs.

Jaya Forti and Evans (one assist each) added Imlay City’s blocks.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.