ROCHESTER, Minnesota - The MCC volleyball team picked up an opening-round victory over Central Lakes before falling to Brookhaven in the semifinals on Day 1 of the NJCAA Division III national tournament on Friday.
Despite the loss, the sixth-seeded Tribunes (44-2) will still complete the season with the best finish in program history. Monroe will face top seed Madison College in the third/fourth place match at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Monroe-Madison match will be streamed live on NJCAA TV.
MCC opened up play by taking on third-seeded Central Lakes in the opening round. The Tribunes were the aggressors from the opening serve and cruised to a 25-16, 25-18, 25-18 victory.
Monroe then moved on to the semi's where they faced perennial power Brookhaven. The Tribunes took the first set 25-19, but the Bears rebounded to win the next three sets, 25-21, 25-18, 25-12 to advance.
Brookhaven will play host Rochester Community and Technical College for the title Saturday afternoon.