BOONE - The competition proved to be too much for the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team this weekend at the DMACC Invitational, but the Tigers still managed to pick up one win along the way.
MCC scored a five-set triumph over Highland CC in Saturday's last of two matches for the Tigers, prevailing 18-25, 25-21, 28-26, 18-25, 15-13.
Earlier in the day, Marshalltown was bumped off in four sets by a previously ranked program from North Dakota State College of Science, 25-14, 18-25, 25-20, 26-24. On Friday, the Tigers fell in straight sets to NJCAA Division II No. 4-ranked Parkland and No. 5 Butler.
"We played several really tough teams this weekend and competed in most of the matches," said MCC head coach Chris Brees. "I felt good about our progress and how the girls stepped up to the challenge."
Against NDSCS, Mady Van Metre led the Tigers with 15 kills and Katelyn Yauslin added 10 kills. Tanya Literski totaled 38 assists, Ashley Salgado made 17 digs and Alyssa Whitmore tallied a team-best four service aces.
In the win over Highland, Van Metre racked up 22 kills and Yauslin had 17. Literski totaled 50 assists and four aces, while Salgado chalked up 26 digs.
Marshalltown CC returns home to host Southeastern in Wednesday night's 7 p.m. ICCAC Division II clash dubbed 'Dig Pink' night to raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer.