Almont’s Lydia Lacavera (L) and Elly Schapman (R) look to block a spike from Imlay City’s Cassie Verellen in a BWAC encounter last Thursday. Imlay City won the match. Photo by Helfer Photography


TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City earned a 25-15, 28-30, 25-23, 25-17 win against host Almont in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity volleyball battle last Thursday night.

Jaya Forti was Imlay City’s offensive catalyst. She finished with 33 set assists.

Hope Schriber (16) Alyssa Evans (10) plus Cassie Verellen and Lexa Forti (three each) provided Imlay City’s kills.

Natalie Stone (11), Verellen (nine), Sydney Livingston (six) and Jaya Forti (four) contributed Imlay City’s digs.

Schriber and Evans (three apiece) along with Jaya Forti and Lexa Forti (two each) contributed assisted blocks to Imlay City’s cause.

Jaya Forti and Schriber (three apiece) plus Lexa Forti (one) added Imlay City’s ace serves.

Grace Koenig and Lydia Lacavera took turns springing Almont’s offense into motion. They managed 15 and six assists, respectively.

Molleigh Rinke (six kills) put up Almont’s top hitting numbers. She was backed by Grace Koenig (four kills) along with Elly Schapman and Elizabeth Brandt (three each).

Brandt (26), Kendall Roszczewski (15) and Lydia Lacavera (13) furnished Almont’s highest dig outputs.

Bernadetta Luzinski added four solo and one assisted block to Almont’s cause.

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.