NIACC splits pair of matches at own tournament

MASON CITY - The NIACC volleyball team split a pair of matches at the NIACC Trojans tournament Saturday.

NIACC fell to Carl Sandburg College 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-22) and topped Anoka-Ramsey 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-17).

"We played a very talented Carl Sandburg and struggled to get the momentum on our side," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "Defensively, our blockers did a tremendous job getting solid touches for all our matches this weekend."

NIACC was led by Kennedy Meister with 17 kills, 14 digs and three blocks. The Lady Trojans' Becca Steffen collected 16 kills, 36 assists, 12 digs and two blocks.

Also for NIACC on Saturday, Bri Powers had six digs, Tessa Sienknecht had 10 kills, 25 assists and eight digs, Sarah Goodrich had four digs, Megan Hollander had two kills, 7 ace serves and six blocks, Kayla Lentz had 21 digs, Shelby Heston had kills, 16 digss and two blocks, Hannah Hanson had 3 kills, 2 ace serves and four digs, Alexa Loftus had four kills, five digs and one block, Taylor Gerdes had three kills and Braylee Wood had three kills and six blocks.

Against Anoka-Ramsey, the Lady Trojans collected their 20th win of the season against six losses. It is the second straight 20-win season for Brandt, whose squad was 23-15 in 2018.

NIACC (20-6) returns to action Wednesday at home against Northeast CC.

NIACC (20-6)

NIACC 3, Kishwaukee College 0

NIACC 3, Madison College 1

NIACC 3, Oakton CC 1

NIACC 3, Grand Rapids CC 2

Kansas City (Kan.) CC 3, NIACC 1

NIACC 3, Graceland University JV 1

NIACC 3, St. Ambrose JV 2

Marshalltown 3, NIACC 0

DMACC 3, NIACC 2

NIACC 3, Harper College 1

NIACC 3, College of DuPage 0

NIACC 3, Rock Valley College 0

RCTC 3, NIACC 1

NIACC 3, Hawkeye CC 2

NIACC 3, DCTC 0

NIACC 3, Marshalltown CC 2

NIACC 3, Central College JV 0

NIACC 3, Southwestern 0

Marshalltown CC 3, NIACC 1

NIACC 3, Southeastern 0

NIACC 3, Wartburg College JV 1

NIACC 3, Kirkwood 1

NIACC 3, Minnesota West CTC 1

NIACC 3, Dakota College-Bottineau 0

Carl Sandburg College 3, NIACC 0

NIACC 3, Anoka-Ramsey 0

TEAM SEASON HIGHS
Kills - 58 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
Assists - 47 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
Digs - 116 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
Ace serves - 16 vs. Hawkeye CC (9-11-19)
Blocks - 22, twice.
 
INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS
Kills - Kennedy Meister 29 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
Assists - Becca Steffen 38 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
Digs - Kayla Lentz 26 vs. Hawkeye CC (9-11-19)
Ace serves - Kennedy Meister 7 vs. Kirkwood (10-2-19)
Blocks - Shelby Heston 8 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19)
 
THE LAST TIME A NIACC PLAYER ...
Had at least 20 kills in a match: Kennedy Meister 22 vs. Hawkeye CC (9-11-19)
Had at least 40 assists in a match: Sydney Roush 51 vs. Iowa Lakes (10-25-17)
Has at least 25 assists in a match: Becca Steffen 27 vs. Wartburg College JV (9-27-19)
Had at least 25 digs in a match: Kayla Lentz 26 vs. Hawkeye CC (9-11-19)
Had at least 20 digs in a match: Kennedy Meister 20 vs. Kirkwood (10-2-19)
Had at least 5 ace serves in a match: Megan Hollander 7 vs. Anoka-Ramsey (10-5-19)
Had at least 5 blocks in a match: Megan Hollander 5 vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (10-4-19)

 

 
 
 
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