SPORTS SHORTS: MCC volleyball team remains unbeaten
The Marshalltown Community College volleyball team improved to 8-0 on the season on Tuesday with a win over Southwestern Community College in straight sets, 25-17, 25-14, 25-14.
The Tigers had a good turnout to watch their eighth-straight win, partially due to the players from their summer volleyball camp coming out to the game for Campers Night.
“It was great being able to get a win at home tonight,” head coach Justin Hoskins said of the win. “We had a good student section and it was fun having a lot of our campers in attendance. We’ve got some things to prepare for and clean up to beat [Hawkeye Community College] on Friday, so hopefully we’ll have a good few days of practice this week and come out ready to play.”
MCC hits the road once again on Friday to play the RedTails in Waterloo, starting at 7 p.m.
Comets outlast Trojans in NICL West
CONRAD — The BCLUW volleyball team won a marathon match against NICL West Division foe West Marshall in five sets, 27-25, 18-25, 25-17, 25-27, 15-11.
East Swanson led the Comets (9-4, 2-0) with 21 kills in the win, while Jade Hammers had 10 and Madi Ubben finished with nine. Cate Nason and Lizzie Garber split setter duties with 22 and 18 assists respectively.
Swanson led the way in digs with 13, while BCLUW had 14 total blocks on the night, with Ubben recording seven.
Catherine Sjoblom matched Swanson’s kill numbers, finishing with 21 for the Trojans (4-3, 0-2). Mary Wilkey followed with 11 kills, while Teresa Disney had nine kills and seven blocks.
Rebels sweep East Marshall at the net
REINBECK — The Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team earned its first NICL West Division win on Tuesday with a victory over East Marshall in three sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-22.
Juliana Arifi led the Mustangs (4-6, 1-1) with even kills and six digs, while Maria Rasmusson had five assists and an ace. Karissa Young led East Marshall with three aces against the Rebels (8-3, 1-1) and Suda Leschin had two blocks.
GMG netters fall in 5 at Clarksville
CLARKSVILLE — The GMG volleyball team lost a match to Clarksville on the road in five sets on Tuesday, 19-25, 17-25, 25-14, 25-20, 15-9.
Kelsey Vaverka had eight kills and 15 digs in the loss for the Wolverines (1-4) while Madi Krull had 28 assists and 11 digs and Mable Dieleman had 11 kills and 11 assists against the Wildcats (1-1).
Lasley sets record in Meskwaki loss
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Meskwaki volleyball team lost a match to Dunkerton on Tuesday in five sets, 25-13, 17-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-11.
Tori Lasley set a new school records in kills with 16 in the loss for the Warriors (2-8), breaking the previous record of 14 set back in 2013 by Kadyn Clark. Payton Tahahwah followed with 15 kills against the Raiders (5-5), while Kallie Roberts had 12 digs and Abigail Ironshell had 11.
Marley Whitefish was the top setter with 17 assists.