The Western Michigan Christian volleyball team took a long trip to the Indiana border to play in the Polish Classic Tournament at Bronson High School on Saturday.

It was a roller coaster day, but the Warriors managed a three-way tie to take third place overall after the tie breaker.

“We have been first out of pool play in every other tournament, so that was a hard pill to swallow,” said Coach Trent Smillie. “We struggled passing serve and attacking inside the lines, making matches much closer than I would have liked them to be.”

The Warriors took down Lakeview (25-21, 18-25, 15-10), fell to Onstead (19-25, 25-23, 10-15 and won the cross-over match against Watervliet (25-20, 25-21).

Facing Bronson in the quarter final match, the Warriors kept it close playing very competitive but couldn’t pull ahead falling in three 18-25, 25-22 and 13-15.

The Warrior’s Kyla Wiersema passed Alisha Leffring’s career block record with Leffring there in attendance to pass on the torch. Wiersema ended the day with 45 kills and 12 blocks.

Also contributing to court production was Hanna Heiss with 46 digs and five aces, Maddie Wiersema made nine blocks and two aces and Kendal Young had 93 assists, 31 digs and an ace.

Abby Leffring made 15 kills, Libby Mast had ten blocks and Haley Breuker got 34 digs.

WMCn is now 27-4 for the season.

The Warriors will be at Muskegon Heights on Tuesday for their next conference match.