The match ended with WMC on top, as the Warriors defeated the Chargers in four sets, 25-23, 18-25, 25-18, 25-19.
Claudia Kingma led the offense with 10 kills on 33 attacks, ahead of Eden TenCate with four kills on 11 attacks. Alisha Leffring kept things flowing with 37 assists and anchored the Warriors’ play at the net with four blocks, ahead of Leffring’s three.
Sytsema was all over the court, also leading the team in digs with 18 and aces with 8. Meghan Heiss chipped in 14 digs, while Leffring added eight aces.
“This was a great way to start Warrior Weekend at WMC,” said WMC head coach Trent Simillie. “We had a great comeback in the end of the first set to get the two-point win, but struggled on serve-receive in the second set. We made some adjustments in the third and fourth thanks to Covenant’s offense and were able to shut down their top hitters, while improving our attacking.
“Two of our starters were out with injuries and sickness, but we were able to pull through regardless. Every player on this team can be a starter. This team has grit and Meredith and I love being their coaches.”
The win improves WMC’s overall record to 19-7-1. They return to the court Tuesday to host Muskegon Heights.