The Manhattan Christian College volleyball team recently traveled to Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa to participate in the annual Spikefest Tournament.
The Crusaders were preseason ranked No. 2 in the NCCAA national top-10 poll going into the tournament.
Pool play brought on Faith Baptist Bible College, Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (Moore, Okla.) and Providence University College (Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada).
MCC went 3-0 in pool play, defeating all teams in three sets.
After finishing first in its pool, MCC took on the first-place team from the second pool, Maranatha Baptist University.
MCC struggled defensively and could not get into the match, losing in three sets to the No. 4-ranked Maranatha team.
MCC junior middle hitter Carrie Pilkington —from Oakley — was named to the all-tournament team.
The Crusaders will now host York College (York, Neb.) on Friday at the City Auditorium in Manhattan.