NIACC splits pair of matches at Jimmy John's Invite

WEST BURLINGTON - The NIACC volleyball team went 1-1 at the Jimmy John's Invitational on Saturday on the Southeastern CC campus.

NIACC topped the St. Ambrose Junior Varsity 3-2 (25-10, 25-17, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12) and dropped a 3-0 decision to Marshalltown CC (26-24, 25-19, 25-14).

"This weekend we had a difficult schedule to play, long matches, and good opponents to face," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "Tournaments are are supposed to push teams and we learned a lot about who we are right now and who we want to be.

"We are excited to have a couple of days to rest our bodies and fortunate to get back in the gym Tuesday to prepare for conference play on Wednesday's home match against DMACC."

On Saturday, NIACC was led by sophomore Kennedy Meister with 24 kills and 34 digs. Freshman Becca Steffen had 44 assists, 13 kills, 13 digs and four ace serves.

Also, Tessa Sienknecht had 16 assists, four ace serves and nine digs; Megan Hollander had six kills and four blocks; Kayla Lentz had five ace serves and 28 digs; Shelby Heston collected 11 kills, three ace serves, 21 digs and 8 blocks; Alexa Loftus had 13 kills and 12 digs; and Braylee Wood had six blocks.

NIACC opens its home season at 7 p.m. Wednesday against DMACC in an ICCAC contest.

NIACC (6-2)

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. Ambrouse JV 2

Marshalltown 3, NIACC 0

TEAM SEASON HIGHS
Kills - 58 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
Assists - 45 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
Digs - 84 vs. Kansas City (Kan.) CC (8-30-19)
Ace serves - 12 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19)
Blocks - 22 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19)
 
INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS
Kills - Kennedy Meister 21 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
Assists - Becca Steffen 38 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
Digs -Kennedy Meister 20 vs. Marshalltown CC (8-31-19)
Ace serves - Becca Steffen 4, twice.
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 21 vs. Madison College (8 -23-18)
Had at least 15 kills in a match: Kenned Meister 17 vs. Graceland University JV (8-30-19)
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 30 vs. Graceland University JV (8-30-19)
Had at least 25 digs in a match: Connor Gauch 33 vs. Hawkeye CC (10-27-18); Hannah Wagner 27 vs. Hawkeye CC (10-27-18); Kennedy Meister 25 vs. Hawkeye CC (10-27-18)
Had at least 20 digs in a match: Connor Gauch 20 vs. Wartburg College JV (10-22-18)
Had at least 5 ace serves in a match: Kennedy Meister 5 vs. Grand View JV (9-24-18)
Had at least 5 blocks in a match: Shelby Heston 8 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19)
 
NIACC'S INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Assists - Becca Steffen 221, Tessa Sienknecht 33, Kayla Lentz 19.
Digs - Meister 120, Lentz 112, Steffen 79.
Ace serves - Steffen 19, Lentz 10, Bri Powers 8.
Blocks - Braylee Wood 21,Heston 15, Megan Hollander 15.