NIACC falls to Southeastern, 3-2

NIACC's Sydney Roush sets a hitter during Sunday's match against DCTC.
NIACC's Sydney Roush sets a hitter during Sunday's match against DCTC.

MASON CITY - The NIACC volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to Southeastern CC in an ICCAC match on Wednesday night in the NIACC gym.

Southeastern won 16-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 15-13.

Southeastern jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the fifth and deciding game by two points.

"Consistency was a huge issue (Wednesday) as we played with a new lineup," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "It's a tough way to lose but we can only learn and grow from this challenge."

NIACC was led by freshman Kennedy Meister with 25 kills, 16 digs and four blocks. Sophomore Hannah Wagner had 15 kills, 16 digs and four ace serves.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Sydney Roush had 21 assists and 10 digs, Connor Gauch had 31 digs, Ashley Groe had 18 assists and 12 digs, Jamie Brenner had five blocks and Sarah Kimberly had three blocks.

NIACC (10-5 overall, 1-2 in the ICCAC) returns to action Sunday at home against DCTC (2 p.m.) and the Grand View Junior Varsity (3:30 p.m.)

NIACC (10-5, 1-2)

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
Southeastern 3, NIACC 2
 
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)
 
NIACC'S INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Assists - Sydney Roush 289, Ashley Groe 205.
Digs - Connor Gauch 282, Meister 235, Wagner 183.
Ace serves - Wagner 25, Groe 24, Roush 19, Heston 17. 
Blocks - Sarah Kimberly 48, Heston 32, Meister 31, Wagner 25.
 
 
INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS
Kills - Kennedy Meister 25 vs. Southeastern (9-12-18)
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); Hannah Wagner 4 vs. Southeastern (9-12-18)
Blocks - Sarah Kimberly 7 vs. Williston State College (9-8-18)
 
THE LAST TIME A NIACC PLAYER ...
Had at least 20 kills in a match: Kennedy Meister 25 vs. Southeastern (9-12-18)
Had at least 15 kills in a match: Hannah Wagner 15 vs. Southeastern (9-12-18)
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 31 vs. Southeastern (9-12-18)
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: Jamie Brenner 5 vs. Southeastern (9-12-18)