No. 13 Tigers trip up Tritons 2-1

FORT DODGE – Kino Ryosuke scored both goals in the No. 13 Marshalltown Community College soccer team’s 2-1 win against Iowa Central Community College on Wednesday.

Ryosuke had a goal in each half, including the game-winner in the 71st-minute while the Tigers (6-1-0, 5-1-0 ICCAC) fired 14 shots and seven on goal in the win.

Rafael Pereira showed why he was named the NJCAA Division I goalie of the week, saving all 14 shots on goal by Iowa Central CC (3-4-0, 2-4-0 ICCAC). The two goals made it three-straight weeks having at least two scores for Ryosuke.

“I’m very, very happy with the performance and how we fought and how we worked together as a team at moments that were very difficult,” said Marshalltown CC head coach Rafael Martinez. “They make the game very difficult because they are a compact, physical team. They defend well and follow their game plan well.”

The Tigers will take on No. 3 Iowa Western at 2 p.m. Saturday at home. The two teams played 323 scoreless minutes in 2015 before the Reivers dropped the Tigers in the Region XI Championship last fall.

MCC netters downed in four sets

DES MOINES – The Marshalltown Community College managed to grab a set from Grand View JV, but fell in four sets 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-10, Wednesday night.

BCLUW graduate Nicole Montgomery recorded a team-high 12 kills in 48 attack attempts – also a team-high – in Wednesday night’s loss. Jordan Carter had 27 digs to lead the Tigers (2-10) on the defensive side of the ball.

Paola Toledo had 10 kills and nine digs, while Carter had nine kills and DaNesha Cowley had eight kills. Montgomery had 10 digs and libero Rieley Rodman had 22 digs on defense. Nina Bales led the Tigers with 33 assists as well.

Marshalltown CC takes on Ellsworth on Friday at 7 p.m.

South Hardin sweeps G-R volleyball

ELDORA – Nina Priske pounded out 11 kills with no swinging errors in helping to lead the South Hardin volleyball team to an NICL West Division sweep of Gladbrook-Reinbeck here Tuesday night, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20.

Priske finished with a .407 kill efficiency and also tallied two blocks for the Tigers (3-5, 1-2), who netted their first conference win. Lexi Ryan had seven kills and 11 digs, and Dru Balvanz finished with six kills, nine assists and a team-best four blocks. Hanna Vander Wilt totaled 13 assists, while Hannah Tripp contributed 11 digs and was 19-for-19 serving with five of South Hardin’s 15 aces. Paige Harrell served 11-for-11 with four aces.

No statistics were available for Gladbrook-Reinbeck (5-10, 0-3), which hosts a tournament on Saturday.

Cougars take down Grundy Center in 3

SUMNER – The Class 2A No. 2 Sumner-Fredericksburg volleyball team swept Grundy Center in Tuesday’s cross-NICL match, winning 25-17, 25-12, 25-23.

Becca Pagel had 13 kills and 17 digs for the Cougars (15-0), and Jaydlin Seehase had 11 kills. Georgia Ackley totaled a whopping eight blocks and Jenna Brandt had five more.

Brooke Flater and Kylie Willis led Grundy Center (11-5) with 10 kills apiece. Landry Luhring added seven kills and Sydney Mathews finished with 29 assists. Willis led with 13 digs and Kyah Luhring contributed 10 more for the Spartans.

AGWSR ends losing skid vs. Bearcats

ACKLEY – The AGWSR volleyball team ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 triumph against North Butler (6-10) in Tuesday’s non-conference clash, winning 25-18, 22-25, 25-21, 25-14.

Alana Groninga piled up 18 kills, 13 digs and was 19-of-20 serving with three aces. Mariah Jimmerson totaled 10 kills, four blocks, a team-best 23 digs and served 20-for-20 with three aces. Maddie Brandt added six kills and five blocks, and Mandy Willems had 25 assists for AGWSR (2-9).

Benton keeps STC volleyball winless

VAN HORNE – The Benton Bobcats tallied nine aces and only three missed serves en route to a three-set sweep of South Tama County in Tuesday’s WaMaC Conference tilt.

South Tama (0-11, 0-3) was paced by Kaitlin Berger’s eight kills. Abby Llewellyn finished with five kills and Sadie Smith added four more. Sabrina Holtz had 12 assists and 10 digs. McKenna Knock tallied 16 digs and Serena Lowe had 15 more to lead the defense, and Madie Rohach racked up three blocks. Knock served 13-for-14 with three of the team’s four aces.

Morgan Bossler led Benton (8-9, 2-2) with 12 kills.