Imlay City averts upset, defeats Capac
|Courtney Baldwin, of Capac, keeps her eye on the ball during a match at home this past week. Capac netted a semifinal appearance at their own invitational. photo by Kevin Kissane.|
September 12, 2007TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City averted an upset bid, rallying for a 20-25, 25-20, 27-25, 25-20 win against Capac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity volleyball battle last Thursday evening.
With the result, Imlay City bumps its mark to 4-1-2 and 1-0. Capac watches their record fall to 0-3-2 and 0-1.
Brynn Bertram's 18 service points led Imlay City that day. The Spartans also received points courtesy of Amanda Homer (eight), Kelsey Bosch, Becky Hummel and Samantha Gilbreth (seven each), Lindsey Van Dyk (five) and Alizabeth Caldwell (two).
Bosch handled the bulk of Imlay City's playmaking responsibilities. She was credited with 26 assists.
Hitting-wise, Caldwell paced Imlay City with 17 kills. Gilbreth (11), Alison Gass and Bertram (six apiece) and Krissy Swejkowski (three) supplied the remaining Spartan kills.
Caldwell wielded the top Imlay City dig output, registering 18. The Spartans also received digs courtesy of Hummel (seven), Homer and Van Dyk (five each), Taylor Lee and Bosch (three apiece), plus Bertram, Gass and Gilbreth (one each).
Blocking-wise, Gass led Imlay City with four solos. Caldwell and Gilbreth (two apiece) plus Swejkowski and Bertram (one each) provided the Spartans with solo blocks as well.
For Capac, Sara Tomeo's 19-point effort set the pace. Their remaining points went to Laura Pewinski (17), Brittany Friedenstab (16), Natalia Santi (15), Charlotte Clark (12) and Taylor Sinda (11).
Friedenstab piloted the Capac offense. She finished with 35 assists.
Hitting-wise, Santi (12 kills) and Tomeo (nine) proved Capac's toughest players to contain. Sinda (five kills), Friedenstab (four) and Clark (two) followed.
From a defensive standpoint, Tomeo paced Capac with 11 digs. Santi (10 digs), Clark (six), Abby Aguinaga and Sinda (three each) and Friedenstab (two) supported her performance.
Blocking-wise, Sinda topped Capac with two solos. Tomeo furnished the other Chief solo.
Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.