No. 20 NIACC picks up pair of wins

ESTHERVILLE - The No. 20 NIACC volleyball team won a pair of matches Friday in the Iowa Lakes' Captain Jack's Tournament.

NIACC topped Missouri Baptist 3-0 (25-18, 28-26, 25-19) and swept the St. Ambrose Junior Varsity B team 3-0 (25-20, 24-19, 25-17).

"(Friday) was a good defensive effort - lots of good touches on blocks as well as the backrow doing everything they could to keep the ball in play," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "Additionally, we saw lots of good choices for our hitters as they continue to work on small goals."

Sophomore Kennedy Meister became NIACC's all-time leader in kills with 11 kills in Friday's opening match against Missouri Baptist. Meister also added 11 kills against St. Ambrose moving her career total to 877.

Meister passed Hannah Wagner, who played for the Lady Trojans in 2017-18 and accumulated 859 career kills.

Meister also added six assists, three ace serves, 27 digs and two blocks in Friday's two matches.

Also for the Lady Trojans (26-8 overall), Bri Powers had 21 digs, Tessa Sienknecht had 17 assists, four ace serves and seven digs, Megan Hollander had six kills and three blocks, Kayla Lentz had 25 digs with three assists and three digs, Becca Steffen had 12 kills, 46 assists, 18 digs and two blocks, Shelby Heston had 15 kills, 11 digs and four blocks, Hannah Hanson had 10 kills and eight blocks and Alexa Loftus had 18 kills and 10 digs.

NIACC's 26 wins are the most since the 2001 Lady Trojans compiled a record of 27-21.

NIACC returns to action Saturday at the Captain Jack's Tournament.

NIACC (26-8)

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

NIACC 3, Ellsworth 0

NIACC 3, Missouri Baptist 0

NIACC 3, St. Ambrose JV B 0

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 28 vs. Missouri Baptist (10-18-19)
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: Hannah Hanson 5 vs. Missouri Baptist (10-18-19)
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