WMC volleyball wins Holton Invite

Schuitema leads WMC with 26 aces, 30 digs
Tribune Staff
Aug 26, 2014

Western Michigan Christian’s volleyball team breezed through the Holton Invitational Saturday.

The Warriors didn’t lost a set in pool play or the semifinals, but dropped a 25-17 first set to Holton in the finals.

WMC came roaring back in the second set and won 25-17, before putting the Red Devils away in the deciding set to win the championship, 15-3.

“We have been working on character this year and it was very evident in the finals,” said WMC coach Ed Bailey. “After losing 17-25 to Holton in the first set of the finals,  (we) broke Holton’s momentum by tough serves and clicking on offense and defense.”

WMC defeated Godfrey Lee (25-8, 25-10), Muskegon (25-5, 25-13) and Hesperia (25-12, 25-13) in pool play, before taking out Oakridge in the semifinals (24-13, 25-14).

Ashly Schuitema led WMC with 26 aces and 30 digs. Bronte Michura, who transferred from Grand Haven last year, registered 48 kills, while Miranda Shafer, a Mona Shores transfer, had 68 assists.

Cassie Kingma and Amber Sandin each had four blocks.

Junior Varsity: WMC made it to the finals, but lost 15-13 in the deciding match.

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