NIACC drops league opener to DMACC, 3-2

NIACC's Tessa Sienknecht sets the ball during Wednesday's league match against DMACC.
NIACC's Tessa Sienknecht sets the ball during Wednesday's league match against DMACC.

MASON CITY - The NIACC volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to DMACC in its ICCAC opener Wednesday night in the NIACC gym.

DMACC won 25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 20-25, 15-10.

In the fourth game, the Lady Trojans jumped out to a 15-0 lead and held on for the five-point win to force the fifth and deciding game.

"You either win and learn or just learn," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "(Wednesday) we need to learn and move on.
"We will continue to figure out who we are as a team and who we want to be as we continue to take steps together."

NIACC was led by sophomore Kennedy Meister with a career-high 29 kills. She also added 21 digs and two assists.

Meister now has 547 career kills and 714 career digs.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Shelby Heston had 10 kills and eight digs, Bri Powers had 19 digs, Tessa Sienknecht had eight assists and nine digs, Kayla Lentz had 21 digs, Becca Steffen collected 33 assists, 21 digs, seven kills, five ace serves and two blocks and Alexa Loftus had 14 digs.

NIACC (6-3 overall) returns to action Friday and Saturday at the RCTC Yellowjacket Invitational in Rochester, Minn.

NIACC (6-3)

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

DMACC 3, NIACC 2

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 - 12 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19)
Blocks - 22 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19)
 
 
INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS
Kills - Kennedy Meister 29 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
Assists - Becca Steffen 38 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
DigsKennedy Meister 21 vs. DMACC (9-4-19), Becca Steffen 21 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
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 29 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
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 33 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
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 matchKennedy Meister 21 vs. DMACC (9-4-19), Becca Steffen 21 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
Had at least 5 ace serves in a match: Becca Steffen 5 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
Had at least 5 blocks in a match: Shelby Heston 8 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19)