CHANUTE, Kan. - A season-opening road trip to southeastern Kansas got the Marshalltown Community College volleyball squad off and running over the weekend, but the Tigers came home still searching for their first win.
MCC went 0-4 at the Neosho County Community College Invitational on Friday and Saturday, finishing the trip with its most contested game of the tournament. The Tigers fell in five games to Allen County (Kan.) CC, 18-25, 25-6, 25-14, 22-25, 15-10, but were swept in each of their other three matches.
Former Marshalltown High School prep Mady Van Metre, who graduated from Ames High, led MCC with 34 kills during the five-set loss to Allen County.
Van Metre was also tops on the attack in two of the other three matches. She led the way with 12 kills in a 25-14, 25-22, 25-16 loss to Coffeyville (Kan.) on Saturday, and had a team-high eight kills in a 25-11, 25-19, 25-17 loss to the host Panthers on Friday.
Libero player Ashley Salgado had 16 digs in the loss to Neosho and also led the way with 15 in a 25-11, 25-19, 25-16 defeat in the Tigers' tournament opener Friday against Butler (Kan.) CC. Katelyn Yauslin led the MCC hitters with seven kills.
Marshalltown's quest for its first win takes the team to Creston on Wednesday night for an ICCAC Division II contest against Southwestern.