NIACC goes 1-1 at RCTC Invite

NIACC goes 1-1 at RCTC Invite

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The NIACC volleyball team went 1-1 at the RCTC Yellowjacket Invitational on Saturday.

NIACC topped Rock Valley College 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 24-15) and dropped a 3-1 (25-20. 21-25, 25-23, 25-20) decision to RCTC.

"We didn't finish as strong as we would have wanted," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said, "but overall the team worked on lots of little things - most importantly the mental errors.

"Defensively, we did a nice job getting the blocks as well as keeping the ball alive. Our offense did a good job making smart choices, especially during the chaos at the net."

Sophomore Kennedy Meister led the Lady Trojans with 29 kills, 25 digs, four assists and four blocks.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Bri Powers had 24 digs, Tessa Sienknecht had 13 assists and 10 digs, Kayla Lentz collected 28 digs, Becca Steffen had 19 kills, 46 assists and 20 digs.

NIACC also received eight kills, 19 digs and seven blocks from Shelby Heston. Alexa Loftus had 19 kills and seven digs, Sarah Kimberly had 15 kills, five digs and eight blocks and Braylee Wood had six blocks and three kills.

NIACC returns to action Wednesday at home against Hawkeye CC in an ICCAC contest. Match time is slated for 7 p.m.

NIACC (9-4)

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

NIACC 3, Harper College 1

NIACC 3, College of DuPage 0

NIACC 3, Rock Valley College 0

RCTC 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 - 15 vs. College of DuPage (9-6-19)
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; Tessa Sienknecht 4 vs. Harper College (9-6-19); Kennedy Meister 4 vs. College of DuPage (9-6-19)
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. RCTC (9-7-19)
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. RCTC (9-7-19)
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)