ROCKFORD, Ill. - A long week of being even more shorthanded than normal finally caught up to the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team.
The Tigers (13-20) had their season-best five-match win streak stopped in Saturday's final round of the Kishwaukee Tournament after a 3-1 weekend showing.
"The girls are just worn out," said MCC head coach Chris Brees. "Going 3-1 is actually a good weekend for us without Mady."
The Tigers' Mady Van Metre, the country's leader in kills, remained out of action this weekend with a concussion, but Brees was hopeful for her return for Wednesday's road match against the Waldorf College junior varsity in Forest City.
Marshalltown split its pair of matches on Saturday, starting with a 3-1 victory over McHenry County College. The Tigers won 24-26, 25-17, 25-18, 25-20.
Katelyn Yauslin scored a team-best 21 kills and Sam Oujiri had 15 more for the Tigers. Setter Tanya Literski totaled 43 assists, while Ashley Salgado had 21 digs and seven service aces.
MCC's only loss of the weekend was its last match, a 3-0 sweep at the hands of NJCAA Division III No. 5-ranked Harper College, 25-23, 25-10, 25-17. Literski had a double-double with 22 assists and 11 digs, Yauslin tallied 14 kills and Salgado led the team with 17 digs.
Soccer falls at Indian Hills
OTTUMWA - The Marshalltown CC men's soccer team had its three-match unbeaten streak halted by Indian Hills (6-9-4, 4-7-1) on Saturday, as the Tigers were upended 2-1.
MCC (10-5-2, 7-4-1) maintained the third seed in the ICCAC standings and will host NIACC (4-10-1, 4-7-1) in Tuesday's 4 p.m. match in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament.
The Tigers defeated NIACC twice during the regular season, winnint 6-2 in Marshalltown and 1-0 in overtime in Mason City.
Carr posts XC record
YANKTON, S.D. - Freshman Nathan Carr set a new MCC cross country record with a clocking of 26 minutes, 19 seconds in finishing 13th at the Mount Marty College Invite here Saturday morning.
Allen Davis placed 123rd in a time of 29:25 and Austin Sayles finished 162nd in a new personal-best time of 35:11 for the Tigers. On the women's side, Macy Logan was 135th in 24:32.
MCC will host the NJCAA Region XI Championships on Friday, and the national meet is scheduled for Nov. 10 in Ina, Ill.