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Warriors Prevail in a Pair

The Calvary Warriors hosted Faith Baptist College, Emmaus Bible College, and Spurgeon College this weekend as they continued with their season. The team was able to leave the weekend having won two of the three matches and now sit at 8-3 on the season.

The Warriors faced off against Faith Baptist College Friday evening playing their second MCCC conference match. “We were an evenly matched team, talent-wise. I feel like we made a lot of unforced errors which ultimately lost the game for us.” Head Coach Jojo Wilkes said in the post-game interview. “Overall, there were a lot of positive things that happened on our side of the net. If we can correct the errors then we will be able to see a lot more success in those closer matches.” Who was the most valuable player in the game today? Jojo was asked, “It’s hard to pick out a most valuable player from the game tonight because many of the girls stepped up and made big plays. It was a team effort, but unfortunately, we weren’t able to come out with a win. Kenleigh Elder and Haley Arneson were big for us tonight, having a lot of success and kills on the outside. That helps take pressure off the middle attackers as the pin hitters were so effective.”

Calvary University vs. Faith Baptist College
Set 1: 25-23
Set 2: 25-27
Set 3: 19-25
Set 4: 22-25

The Warriors came back early Saturday morning to face Emmaus Bible College. It was a thrilling match as Emmaus Bible College brought the heat with their attack and defensive effort. The Calvary Warriors were ready to bounce back from their previous loss and it was evident through their effort in this game. “I think it’s good to bounce back from a loss quickly,” Head Coach Jojo Wilkes said. “We started slowly in the match and struggled to match the energy and effort Emmaus was playing with. Our team did a great job scoring on many different fronts which opened up gaps in Emmaus’s defense giving us success. Elle Davis was the player of the game and had some great swings which brought momentum for the whole team. Overall, we did a good job correcting the errors and issues that came up in the game which was ultimately why we were able to come out with a win.”

Calvary University vs. Emmaus Bible College
Set 1: 25-22
Set 2: 25-18
Set 3: 18-25
Set 4: 25-19

Hampered by fatigue from a very physical game earlier in the day, the Warriors launched their final match against the Spurgeon Knights. The Warriors swept Spurgeon College 3-0, but it wasn’t without intense effort. “I’m glad we were able to win 3-0, it is nice to make a statement with a win like that. We played a little more flustered than we would have liked. It was a more chaotic game than we are used to playing,” Head Coach Jojo Wilkes said. “We have worked a lot on playing from behind in practice and that factored into how we were able to win the closer sets. We didn’t attack the ball as strongly as we normally do, and that’s what put us in those tight situations. Overall, I’m proud of the team and coming out with two wins today against well matched opponents.”

Calvary University vs. Spurgeon College
Set 1: 29-27
Set 2: 25-23
Set 3: 25-22