Rochester, MN - The RCTC Yellowjackets ran into a buzz-saw tonight in the form of the Owens Express. The Express who were coming off a 2017 campaign which saw them finish as runner-up at the NJCAA Division II National Championship lead from start to finish in downing RCTC 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-8). Owens now advances to Saturday's national championship match while RCTC will finish their season in the 3rd place contest tomorrow at 4:00pm.
RCTC, who has had one of the top offenses in the country all season, was held to only 20 kills in the match and hit a -.022 for the contest. Owens on the other hand hit .337 with 44 kills. RCTC's Carrie Rutledge, the offense leader for th Jackets all year had 9 kills, but committed 12 hitting errors on the night. Brekkin McCready had a double-double with 18 assists and 10 digs.
The Yellowjackets will now face MCAC rival Central Lakes, Community College , who fell to defending national champion Eastfield in the other semifinal match.