By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information
Champaign, IL---The Express volleyball team split a pair of matches in the Parkland Invitational today. It was their first of two days in the invitational.
Match 1: Des Moines Area Community College d. Owens 25-23, 25-19, 25-22
Match 2: Owens d. Macomb Community College 25-19, 25-22, 26-24
Thomas led the way with 10 kills, while Urbanski had 23 digs as the Express lost to DMACC, who received votes in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) D-II poll.
Thomas added a team-high five blocks, while Wirick (17) and Cooper (12) led in assists.
The Express are now 9-8 this year. They have two tough matches against top five teams in the finale of the Parkland Invitational tomorrow. At 11 a.m., they will take on No. 2 Parkland College (19-2), followed by a 12:45 p.m. matchup against No. 5 Illinois Central College (12-2).