The Warriors celebrated Senior Night and the culmination of WMC’s inaugural year in the Alliance League with a resounding 6-1 victory over West Michigan Aviation Academy.

WMC jumped out to a 1-0 advantage just 10 minutes into the game when senior Ben Pollock played a quick give-and-go with Cole DeJonge off a free kick and then slalomed through the Aviators’ defense for the score.  

The Warriors’ second goal came courtesy of Pollock, too, as he took a long pass from Ben Visser near the edge of the 18 and lofted it over the WMAA keeper into the back of the net.

The Aviators were not without chances, though, as WMC keeper Dan Minasian came well out of his box several times to cut off threatening counters over the Warriors’ back line. The Warriors went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.

After the break, senior Charlie Buursma got on the score sheet by racing in to finish a shot from Pollock that the keeper couldn’t quite corral.

The Aviators pulled a goal back a few minutes later, but that only served to kickstart the Warrior offense again.

The Warriors added three goals in the span of three minutes to build an insurmountable lead. First, Lucas Dick hit a long shot from outside the box over the keeper and into the far side of the goal; then Cole DeJonge fed Pollock for his hat-trick; and then Pollock headed the ball into Buursma’s path for his brace.

The Warriors (14-2-3, 7-1) have a chance at a share of the conference title if Zion (6-1) can beat Wyoming Lee (7-0) on Friday. WMC finished its Alliance League campaign with 44 goals and just six against.

The Warriors host the West Michigan Heat (Homeschool Club) in their final regular season game on Thursday.