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Imlay City volleyball team nets Silver Division title at Bay City



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September 19, 2007
TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City varsity volleyball team won the Silver Division title last Saturday at the Bay City Central Invitational.

In pool play, Imlay City opened with a 25-14, 25-20 win against Remus Chippewa Hills. That was followed by a 17-25, 25-19 split versus Essexville-Garber and a 23-25, 10-25 loss to Bay City Central.

Those results placed Imlay City in the Silver Division. It was there the Spartans picked up a 24-26, 25-12, 15-9 quarterfinal round victory over Remus Chippewa Hills; and a 23-25, 25-10, 15-13 triumph against St. Louis.

Imlay City then squared off versus Alma for Silver Division honors.

When the final point fell, Imlay City had claimed a 14-25, 26-24, 15-11 win.

Becky Hummel amassed 39 service points and Alizabeth Caldwell compiled 22 to lead Imlay City. The remaining Spartan points went to Kelsey Bosch (19), Amanda Homer and Samantha Gilbreth (17 each), Lindsey Van Dyk (15), Brooke Medaugh (seven) and Taylor Lee (five).

Bosch was Imlay City's offensive catalyst. She finished with 85 assists.

Hitting-wise, Gilbreth (48 kills) proved Imlay City's most lethal weapon. Caldwell (33 kills), Krissy Swejkowski (12) and Van Dyk (10) made their presence felt as well.

From a defensive standpoint, Caldwell paced Imlay City with 56 digs. The Spartans also received digs courtesy of Homer (36), Lee (22), Van Dyk (19), Bosch (17), Hummel (11), Medaugh and Gilbreth (10 apiece), Mikayla Pardon (three) and Emily Druker (one).

Blocking-wise, Gilbreth led Imlay City with five solos. Swejkowski and Caldwell (three apiece) along with Pardon and Medaugh (one each) followed.

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Imlay City won the Silver Division title at the Bay City Central Invite. They are front (L to R) Lindsey Van Dyk, Amanda Homer, Alizabeth Caldwell, Becky Hummel and Krissy Swejkowski; middle Taylor Lee, Kelsey Bosch, Emily Druker, Mikayla Pardon, Ashley Dockham and Brooke Medaugh and back Allison Gass, coach Steve Lloyd Samantha Gilbreth, Amelia Velez and assistant coach Melelanie Kampman.

Almont also competed at the Bay City City Central Invitational.

In pool play, Almont started things off with a 9-25, 12-25 loss to Bay City Western. That was followed by a 25-21, 19-25 split with St. Louis and a 10-25, 13-25 setback to Cadillac.

Almont then closed out their day on the courts with a 25-16, 19-25, 11-15 elimination round loss to Remus Chippewa Hills.

Emily Maus (five) and Kelsea Offner (four) posted the top Almont ace outputs. Cortney Reid (three) and Melissa Wilber (one) had the other Raider aces.

Reid handled the playmaking responsibilities for Almont. She was credited with 42 assists.

Taylor Dziewit (31) notched the highest Almont kill output. Reid (eight kills) Jolie Wycinski (seven) and Maus (three) supported her performance.

Maus paced Almont's defense with 18 digs. Tara Ouillette (14 digs), Dziewit (11), Wilber (10), Wycinski (six), Offner (five) and Reid (four) followed.

With Saturday's results, Imlay City now stands at 9-3-3 overall. Almont falls to 1-9-1 this season.

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.
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