Lady Trojans roll in district opener

EWEN – Forest Park, in a “great team win,” throttled Watersmeet 3-0 (25-4, 25-12, 25-12) in a Class D volleyball district tournament semifinal Wednesday.

“Our girls didn’t let up,” Forest Park Coach Kim Bjork said. “We took care of the ball on our side of the net. Our servers limited their errors.”

Forest Park’s Lexi Gussert tallied 12 kills and six ace serves. Michaela Steiro contributed nine kills and Maria Stankewicz had 24 assists.

“Just an all around good match for us,” Bjork said. “Everyone was able to play tonight.”

Forest Park (27-1-5) and Bessemer will clash at 6 tonight for the district title.

Forest Park summary follows:

Maria Stankewicz – 24 assists; Michaela Steiro – 9 kills, 1 ace; Kendra Campbell – 4 kills, 5 aces, 1 block; Libby Shamion – 2 kills, 4 aces; Susie Toivonen – 2 kills, 1 assist; Lexi Gussert – 12 kills, 6 aces, 1 block; Amber Lovato – 1 ace; Annie Taylor – 2 kills; Adel Isaacson – 1 ace; Journee Taylor – 1 kill.

See today’s Daily News for the all-star team selections.