MCC netters honor six sophs with pair of wins

On a day when they honored their six sophomores, the Marshalltown Community College volleyball team won matches against the AIB junior varsity and the Coe College junior varsity.

The Tigers swept away AIB with a 25-12, 25-21, 25-10 win and then needed five games to beat Coe, winning 25-13, 22-25, 27-25, 23-25, 15-13 at the Student Activity Center.

Ashley Salgado, Alyssa Whitmore, Katelyn Yauslin, Rusty Henio, Mehlon Maxwell and Amanda Keane all were honored as sophomores playing in their final home match before the day began.

Against the Eagles, it was freshman Miranda Smith that led the way. The Marshalltown native finished with nine kills and four blocks, while Yauslin and freshmen Reeba Box and Meghann Cole all had eight kills in the victory.

Salgado finished with a team-high 10 digs, while freshman setter Sam Hinrichs contributed 24 assists, seven digs and three kills. Box added nine digs.

The final match of the day for the Tigers was much tougher than their opener.

Coe College’s JV gave the Tigers (20-17) all they could handle, slipping past MCC in games two and four. The Tigers blasted Coe in the opening set but edged out the Eagles by two points each in the third and fifth frames.

Hinrichs’ double-double led the way as the Ankeny native had 28 assists, 10 kills and two aces in the victory.

Smith had a team-high 12 kills, four digs and four blocks, while Salgado added 27 digs, five assists and four aces. Emily Anker had four aces as the Tigers finished with 14 aces in the win. Anker also had 12 digs.

Whitmore recorded 24 digs in her final home match at the SAC and Box added 15 digs, six kills and three aces. Two of Cole’s seven kills came consecutively to end game three.

Next up for the Tigers will be a 6 p.m. Tuesday match on the road against Black Hawk College-Moline.