The Mattawan Wildcats defeated the Gull Lake Blue Devils Wednesday evening in three sets, 25-20, 25-22, 25-22. In each set, Gull Lake had an early lead, but the Wildcats rallied back midway through each time. The win starts Mattawan at 1-0 in SMAC East division play and starts Gull Lake at 0-1.
Unofficially, Taylor Rutgers led the Wildcats with 12 kills, closely followed by Natalie Foster with 11. Gull Lake’s Kenzy Cortstange added 12 of her own. Mattawan is 20-3 overall with Gull Lake at 20-6-1.
The Wildcats return to action Thursday at the Rockford meet, followed by a SMAC East home match next Wednesday with Lakeview. Gull Lake goes to the Holt Invitational Saturday, then heads to Loy Norrix Wednesday for league play.
Listen back to Wednesday’s match below: