Jaclyn Jerzewski, of Imlay City, reaches to return a shot during her Class B district match this past week. photo by Kevin Kissane.
November 11, 2009
IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity volleyball team put up a good fight, only to drop a 25-27, 18-25, 12-25 verdict to defending state champion Notre Dame Prep in a Class B district volleyball championship encounter last Saturday afternoon at Capac High School.
"I was proud of the girls," Imlay City Coach Aaron Mueller said. "We came into today's match as an unrated team playing against a third-ranked squad which had lost three times all season and gave them a battle," he noted.
"Our team was 11-18-3 at one point this season. They turned it around and had a nice run at the end of the year to wind up with a 24-22-3 mark."
In Saturday's district title confrontation, Kelsey Bosch led Imlay City with seven service points. The Spartans also had Ashley Dockham and Millie Velez (four points apiece), Alyssa Dawson and Kelly Pollard (three each) along with Bailey Schaller (two) reach the scoring column.
Bosch handled the bulk of Imlay City's playmaking responsibilities. She managed 27 assists.
Velez and Taelor Webb supplied the top Imlay City hitting numbers. They had 11 and nine kills, respectively. Autumn Chambers (eight kills) plus Jaclyn Jerzewski, Marcella Alu, Dawson and Dockham (one apiece) supported their performances.
Schaller posted the highest Imlay City dig output, accumulating 17. She was backed by Bosch (nine digs), Pollard and Dockham (eight each), Dawson (six), Webb (two) along with Chambers and Velez (one each).