NIACC, Iowa Central battle for league title

NIACC's Tessa Sienknecht serves during last week's match against Iowa Lakes.
NIACC's Tessa Sienknecht serves during last week's match against Iowa Lakes.

FORT DODGE - The regular season league title is on the line.

The No. 13 NIACC volleyball team faces No. 8 Iowa Central Wednesday in the Hodges Fieldhouse with the winner claiming the ICCAC regular season title. Match time is slated for 7 p.m.

Both teams enter tonight's match with league marks of 7-1. NIACC (30-8 overall) dropped a 3-2 decision to DMACC on Sept. 4 and Kirkwood topped Iowa Central 3-2 on Oct. 9.

NIACC is seeking its first regular season league title since the 1995 season, which was the last time the Lady Trojans qualified for the national tournament.

The winner of tonight's match earns the No. 1 seed for this weekend's NJCAA Region XI-A tournament and the No. 2 seed hosts the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament on Nov. 2-3.

DMACC (18-16 overall) and Northeast CC (18-16 overall) are tied for third in the league with 6-2 records. Those two teams meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Boone.

Iowa Central is guaranteed at least a two seed as the Tritons own victories over DMACC and Northeast CC. NIACC gains the No. 2 seed with a loss to Iowa Central and a Northeast CC win over DMACC.

At the regional tournaments, the highest seeded champion earns an automatic bid to the NJCAA Division II national tournament Nov. 21-23 in Charleston, W.V.

The lower-seeded champion moves to a district championship match at the NJCAA Region XVI champion on Nov. 9. The winner of the district match qualifies for the national tournament.

NIACC's seeding scenarios

  • The Lady Trojans gain the No. 1 seed with a win over Iowa Central.
  • The Lady Trojans gain the No. 2 seed with a loss to Iowa Central and a Northeast CC win over DMACC.
  • The Lady Trojans gain the No. 3 seed with a loss to Iowa Central and a DMACC win over Northeast CC.

NIACC (30-8)

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

NIACC 3, Northeast CC 0

Central CC-Neb. 3, NIACC 0

NIACC 3, St. Louis CC 1

NIACC 3, Williston State College 1

NDSCS 3, NIACC 1

NIACC 3, Ellsworth 0

NIACC 3, Missouri Baptist 0

NIACC 3, St. Ambrose JV B 0

NIACC 3, St. Ambrose JV 1

NIACC 3, Red River (Canada) 0

NIACC 3, Iowa Lakes 0

NIACC 3, Wartburg College JV 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 - 19 vs. Red River (Candada) (10-19-19)
Blocks - 22, three times
 
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); Becca Steffen 7 vs. St. Ambrose JV (10-19-19)
Blocks - Shelby Heston 8 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19), Megan Hollander 8 vs. Williston State College (10-12-19)
 
THE LAST TIME A NIACC PLAYER ...
Had at least 20 kills in a match: Kennedy Meister 23 vs. St. Louis CC (10-11-19)
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 28 vs. Missouri Baptist (10-18-19)
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: Kayla Lentz 20 vs. St. Ambrose JV (10-19-19)
Had at least 5 ace serves in a match: Shelby Heston 6 vs. Wartburg College JV (10-24-19)
Had at least 5 blocks in a match: Hannah Hanson 5 vs. Missouri Baptist (10-18-19)

 

 

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