No. 20 NIACC splits pair of matches at IC tournament

FORT DODGE - The No. 20 NIACC volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Iowa Central Triton Invitational on Saturday.

NIACC topped Williston State College 3-1. The Lady Trojans won 17-25, 26-24, 25-14, 28-26. NDSCS topped NIACC 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-11).

"We had a very strong defense (Saturday)," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said, "but struggled to out together points along the way.

"This was probably are hardest tournament so far and good experience for the team as they had to play with tremendous grit to keep going."

NIACC's Becca Steffen and Kenndy Meister were selected to the all-tournament team. Steffen shared the invitational's best setter honors with Cowley's Caroline Foster.

NIACC statistical leaders for Saturday

Bri Powers 2 aces, 25 digs
Tessa Sienknecht 14 assists, 2 aces, 9 digs
Kennedy Meister 33 kills, 6 aces, 35 digs, 2 blocks
Megan Hollander 4 kills, 6 digs, 13 blocks
Kayla Lentz 6 assists, 4 aces, 35 digs
Becca Steffen 15 kills, 43 assists, 2 aces, 29 digs, 4 blocks
Shelby Heston 4 kills, 16 digs, 5 blocks
Hannah Hanson 4 kills, 4 digs, 6 blocks
Alexa Loftus 15 kills, 29 digs, 5 blocks
 
NIACC (23-8)

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. Ambrose 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

NIACC 3, Hawkeye CC 2

NIACC 3, DCTC 0

NIACC 3, Marshalltown CC 2

NIACC 3, Central College JV 0

NIACC 3, Southwestern 0

Marshalltown CC 3, NIACC 1

NIACC 3, Southeastern 0

NIACC 3, Wartburg College JV 1

NIACC 3, Kirkwood 1

NIACC 3, Minnesota West CTC 1

NIACC 3, Dakota College-Bottineau 0

Carl Sandburg College 3, NIACC 0

NIACC 3, Anoka-Ramsey 0

NIACC 3, Northeast CC 0

Central CC-Neb. 3, NIACC 0

NIACC 3, St. Louis CC 1

NIACC 3, Williston State College 1

NDSCS 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 - 16 vs. Hawkeye CC (9-11-19)
Blocks - 22, three times
 
INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS
Kills - Kennedy Meister 29 vs. DMACC (9-4-19)
Assists - Becca Steffen 38 vs. Madison College (8-23-19)
Digs - Kayla Lentz 26 vs. Hawkeye CC (9-11-19)
Ace serves - Kennedy Meister 7 vs. Kirkwood (10-2-19)
Blocks - Shelby Heston 8 vs. St. Ambrose JV (8-31-19), Megan Hollander 8 vs. Williston State College (10-12-19)
 
THE LAST TIME A NIACC PLAYER ...
Had at least 20 kills in a match: Kennedy Meister 23 vs. St. Louis CC (10-11-19)
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 25 vs. St. Louis CC (10-11-19)
Had at least 25 digs in a match: Kayla Lentz 26 vs. Hawkeye CC (9-11-19)
Had at least 20 digs in a match: Kayla Lentz 21 vs. Williston State College (10-12-19)
Had at least 5 ace serves in a match: Megan Hollander 7 vs. Anoka-Ramsey (10-5-19)
Had at least 5 blocks in a match: Megan Hollander 8 vs. Williston State College (10-12-19)
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