CRYSTAL FALLS—In its only match last week, Forest Park’s volleyball team visited Rapid River and swept the Rockets in three games, on scores of 25-11, 25-15, 25-14.
A solid win, but Coach Kim Bjork said it wasn’t the Lady Trojans’ best match of the season.
“We had to change our lineup, which threw us off a little,” she said after the match. Communication on the floor remains a weak point, and so is playing to the level of an opponent—Forest Park always plays at its best against really good opponents but tends to be so-so against so-so opponents. That makes matches closer than they have to be.
“We are winning,” said Coach Bjork, “but I’d like to see a consistently high level of play.”
For the season, the Trojans are 6-0 in the Skyline Conference and 17-1-5 overall.
Stats: Lesi Gussert, 10 kills, 4 aces, 3 blocks. Maria Stankewicz, 5 kills, 5 aces, 10 assists, 7 digs; Michaela Steiro, 3 kills; Kendra Campbell, 3 kills, 2 aces. Kelsie Hendrickson, 2 aces. Adel Isaacson, 2 kills.
• The Lady Trojans will host West Iron on Oct. 1 in “Pink-Out” Night, with both teams wearing pink shirts to show their support for women’s health programs.
It’s the first of three straight home matches for Forest Park. Carney-Nadeau visits on Oct. 3, and Mid Peninsula comes to town on Oct. 7. The rematch with North Dickinson is Oct. 8 at the Nordics’ gym.