The NIACC volleyball team topped Anoka-Ramsey 3-0 in its first match Saturday at the NIACC tournament. The Lady Trojans won 25-21, 25-17, 25-14.
NIACC dropped a 3-0 decision to Rochester Community and Technical College. RCTC won 25-14, 25-10, 31-29.
NIACC topped Dakota County Technical College 3-0 to improve its overall record to 13-13. The Lady Trojans won 25-14, 25-20, 25-20.
“I’m very pleased with the outcome of the day,” NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. “Obviously, I’d like to go 3-0, but it’s not always about the wins and losses. It’s about how your team is developing. At this time of year, we need to be flexible when you have to put things together at the last minute.”
Sophomore Lexy Nodtvedt (Manly, Ia.) led NIACC with 24 kills. Sophomore LaShae Brooks (Nett Lake, Minn.) was next in line with 21 kills.
Freshman Caitlyn Hanig (Sheffield, Ia.) had 18 kills and freshman Jessica Balek (Manly, Ia.) had 16 kills. Sophomore Melissa Bisbee (Stacyville, Ia.) had 11 kills and freshman Riley Quintus (Eagle Grove, Ia.) had nine kills.
Freshman Heather Danburg (Mason City, Ia.) had 59 assists and freshman Carly Ouverson (Fertile, Ia.) had 25 assists.
Hanig and Brooks led the Lady Trojans with seven and nine blocks, respectively. Quintus had six ace serves.
Freshman Hallie Erdahl (Lake Mills, Ia.) had 28 digs, freshman Grace Olmstead (Waterloo, Ia.) had 19 digs and Ouverson had 18 digs.
NIACC returns to action Monday at the Wartburg College junior varsity in Waverly. The Lady Trojans host the Waldorf junior varsity on Wednesday for their “Think Pink” evening.
“This is our eighth year in doing this and our second year being able to give back to the Mercy Breast Health Organization,” Brandt said. “We’re really excited to be able to collect these funds locally and give back to the North Iowa community.”