NIACC goes 4-0 at RCTC Yellowjacket Invite

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The NIACC volleyball team picked up another pair of wins at the RCTC Yellowjacket Invitational on Saturday.

After going 2-0 on Friday, the Lady Trojans topped Williston State College 3-1 (26-24, 18-25, 25-23, 26-24) and Central Lakes College 3-0 (31-29, 25-20, 25-19).

"We didn't make things easy (Saturday)," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said, "but the team kept pushing through every obstacle and supported each other with amazing perserverance. We are so proud of their efforts and we will continue to put in the work on and off the court."

Hannah Wagner led the Lady Trojans with 19 kills, 28 digs and four blocks. Kennedy Meister contributed 16 kills, 35 digs and four blocks.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Sydney Roush had 40 assists, Ashley Groe had 29 assists and Connor Gauch had 44 digs.

NIACC (10-4 overall, 1-1 in ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home in an ICCAC match against Southeastern CC. Match time is slated for 7 p.m.

Notes: Brandt is 2-1 all-time vs. Williston State College and 2-0 against Central Lakes College ... The last time a Brandt coached team faced Central Lakes College was in the 2011 season with the Lady Trojans winning 2-1.

NIACC's Saturday statistics

Connor Gauch 7 assist, 44 digs

Hannah Wagner 19 kills, 28 digs, 4 blocks

Kennedy Meister 16 kills, 35 digs, 4 blocks

Ashley Groe 3 kills, 29 assists, 7 ace serves, 18 digs

Kayla Lentz 8 digs

Shelby Heston 8 kills, 7 digs, 3 blocks

Sydney Roush 40 assists, 5 aces serves, 16 digs

Sarah Kimberly 11 kills, 8 blocks

Jordana Foote 10 kills, 2 blocks

Braylee Wood 7 blocks

NIACC (10-4, 1-1)

NIACC 3, Macomb CC 0
Owens CC 3, NIACC 0
Glen Oaks CC 3, NIACC 1
NIACC 3, McHenry County College 0
NIACC 3, Southwestern 0
Kansas City (Kan.) CC 3, NIACC 1
NIACC 3, East Central College 1
NIACC 3, Nassau CC 0
NIACC 3, Carl Sandburg College 1
Kirkwood 3, NIACC 0
NIACC 3, Bismarck State College 1
NIACC 3, Bethel University JV 0
NIACC 3, Williston State College 1
NIACC 3, Central Lakes College 0
 
TEAM SEASON HIGHS
Kills - 58 vs. East Central College (8-31-18)
Assists - 52 vs. East Central College (8-31-18)
Digs - 120 vs. East Central College (8-31-18)
Ace serves - 12, twice. (Last time vs. Williston State College, 9-8-18)
Blocks - 24 vs. Williston State College (9-8-18)
 
 
INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS
Kills - Hannah Wagner 19, twice (Last time vs. Bismarck State College, 9-7-18)
Assists - Sydney Roush 29 vs. Bismarck State College (9-7-18)
Digs - Connor Gauch 34 vs. Bismarck State College (9-7-18)
Ace serves - Kennedy Meister 4 vs. Carl Sandburg College (9-1-18); Ashley Groe, twice (vs. Bethel JV - 9-7-18; vs. Central Lakes College - 9-8-18)
Blocks - Sarah Kimberly 7 vs. Williston State College (9-8-18)
 
 
NIACC'S INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Assists - Sydney Roush 268, Ashley Groe 187.
Digs - Connor Gauch 251, Meister 219, Wagner 167.
Ace serves - Wagner 21, Groe 21, Roush 18, Heston 17. 
Blocks - Sarah Kimberly 44, Heston 32, Meister 27.
 
 
THE LAST TIME A NIACC PLAYER ...
Had at least 20 kills in a match: Hannah Wagner 20 vs. Marshalltown CC (10-17-17)
Had at least 15 kills in a match: Hannah Wagner 19 vs. Bismarck State College (9-7-18)
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: Sydney Roush 29 vs. Bismarck State College (9-7-18)
Had at least 25 digs in a match: Connor Gauch 34 vs. Bismarck State College (9-7-18)
Had at least 20 digs in a match: Connor Gauch 21 vs. Central Lakes College (9-8-18)
Had at least 5 ace serves in a match: Connor Gauch 9 vs. Highland CC (Ill.) (8-25-17)
Had at least 5 blocks in a match: Sarah Kimberly 7 vs. Williston State College (9-8-18)

 

 
 
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