NIACC set to host NJCAA Region XI-B tourney

NIACC celebrates a point in Wednesday's match at Iowa Central.
NIACC celebrates a point in Wednesday's match at Iowa Central.

MASON CITY - The No. 13 NIACC volleyball team is set to host the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament this weekend.

NIACC, which is the tournament's No. 2 seed, faces seventh-seed Southeastern at 1 p.m. Saturday in its opening match. Third-seed Northeast CC plays sixth-seed Hawkeye CC at 3 p.m. in the second semifinal contest on Saturday.

The title match is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday.

NIACC topped Southeastern 3-0 earlier this season in West Burlington.

NIACC is seekings its second straight trip to the NJCAA Region XI-B title match. The Lady Trojans dropped a 3-0 decision to Northeast CC in the regional finals in 2018.

NJCAA Region XI-B tournament

(At Mason City)

Saturday's matches

1 p.m. - (2) NIACC vs. (7) Southeastern

3 p.m. - (3) Northeast CC vs. (6) Hawkeye CC

Sunday's match

1 p.m. - Semifinal winners.

Note: Top-seed Iowa Central is the host of the NJCAA Region XI-A tournament in Fort Dodge this weekend. 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 (30-9)

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

Iowa Central 3, NIACC 1

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: Kennedy Meister 24 vs. Iowa Central (10-30-19)
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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