Lexa Forti, of Imlay City, serves during a match last season.

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity volleyball team went 3-1-1 last Saturday at the Dragon Invitational in Lake Orion.

Imlay City opened tournament action with a 21-25, 25-23 pool play split versus Lake Orion. That was followed by a 25-18, 25-16 win against Rochester and a 25-19, 25-16 victory over Lutheran North.

Those results landed them a quarterfinal assignment against Henry Ford II. It was there Imlay City registered a 26-27, 25-17, 20-18 triumph.

Imlay City then squared off versus Brighton next.

When the final point hit the floor, Brighton moved on with a 25-16, 25-18 semifinal win.

Hope Schriber led Imlay City at the net, cranking out 42 kills. Lexa Forti and Emma Keeping (20 kills each), Chloe Bruman (16 kills), and Alyssa Evans (11 kills) supported her performance.

Makayla Bruman and Keeping took turns springing Imlay City’s offensive attack into motion. They managed 50 and 48 assists, respectively.

Natalie Stone (55), Chloe Bruman and Lexa Forti (40 apiece), Keeping (19) and Makayla Bruman (17) furnished Imlay City’s highest dig outputs.

Evans (nine) paced Imlay City as far as blocks were concerned. She was backed by Chloe Bruman and Schriber (six each)

Forti (eight), Makayla Bruman and Stone (six apiece), Keeping (five) and Schriber (four) added Imlay City’s ace serves.

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.