In their last volleyball action before the final stretch run to the NJCAA Region XIII A and B playoffs, several teams from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference converged on the Coon Rapids campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College for the MCAC/Twin Cities Gateway Crossover Tournament.
With the event designed to enhance cross-Divisional play, several current and former NJCAA ranked teams squared off over the course of two days to compete against teams in the Northern and Southern Divisions. Matches played against fellow MCAC members count towards the overall record of each team but do not impact the divisional records of the participants. Below are the overall results of the two-day tournament:
|Rochester CTC||Def. Rainy River 3-0; Def. Itasca 3-1; Def. NCTC 3-1; Lost to CLC, 3-1|
|Northland CTC||Lost to RCTC 3-1; Lost to M State, 3-0; Lost to SCTCC, 3-0; Def. ARCC, 3-0|
|Mesabi Range College||Def. ARCC 3-0, Def. Riverland 3-0, Def. Western Tech 3-0, Lost to M State, 3-1|
|Itasca Community College||Def. Riverland 3-2; Lost to RCTC 3-1; Lost to Mn West 3-0; Lost to SCTCC 3-0|
|Minnesota West CTC||Def. Itasca, 3-0; Def. Hibbing, 3-0.|
|Riverland Community College||Lost to Itasca 3-2; Lost to Hibbing 3-0; Lost to Rainy River, 3-0; Lost to Mesabi 3-0|
|M State, Fergus Falls||Lost to CLC, 3-1; Def. Mesabi 3-1; Def. NCTC 3-0; Def. Hibbing 3-2|
|Anoka Ramsey Community College||Lost to Hibbing 3-0; Lost to NCTC 3-0; Lost to Mesabi, 3-0; Lost to Rainy River 3-0|
|Hibbing Community College||Def. ARCC, 3-0 ; Def. Riverland, 3-0; Lost to Minnesota West 3-0; Lost to M State, 3-2|
|Rainy River Community College||Def. ARCC 3-0; Def. WTC 3-1; Def Riverland 3-1; Lost to RCTC, 3-0|
|St. Cloud Technical & Community College||Def. Itasca, 3-0; Def. Northland, 3-0|
|Western Technical College||Lost to Rainy River, 3-1; Lost to Mesabi Range, 3-0|
Minnesota College Athletic Conference volleyball teams will resume Divisional play this week to close out the regular season. To view current standings, statistics and more, please visit: www.mcacsports.org
For full MCAC Volleyball Stats, Standings and more, visit: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/wvball/index
To Follow Minnesota College Athletic Conference sports in 2017, please go to: www.mcacsports.org
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.