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NIACC sports update

From the NIACC Athletic Department, November 5, 2014:

niacc_trojans_logoVOLLEYBALL
What’s next: The fourth-seeded NIACC volleyball team opens play in the NJCAA Region XI-A tournament at top-seeded Kirkwood at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Second-seeded Iowa Lakes hosts third-seeded Iowa Central in the other match Wednesday in the NJCAA Region XI-A tournament.
The winners of Wednesday’s matches meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the NIACC gym in the NJCAA Region XI-A final with the winner going to the national tournament.
DMACC, Southwestern, Northeast and Ellsworth make up the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament. The NJCAA Region XI-B final is set for 3 p.m. Saturday in the NIACC gym.
Last time out: The Lady Trojans dropped a 3-2 decision Ellsworth on Oct. 29 in their regular season finale.
Team leaders: Kills – Caitlyn Hanig 272, Brianna Haugen 204, Karlie Niedert 104, Kendall Moorehead 105. Assists – Carly Ouverson 598, Heather Danburg 238. Digs – Hanig 261, Ouverson 191, Danburg 170, Madison Wood 158. Blocks – Niedert 101, Hanig 95, Haugen 65. Ace serves – Zoe Schneider 44, Ouverson 38, Danburg 28.

CROSS COUNTRY
What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams run at the NJCAA national meet Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.
Last time out: The NIACC men placed second at the NJCAA Region XI meet Oct. 24 in Emmetsburg. The Lady Trojans placed third at the regional meet.
Sophomore Hannah Palmeter led the NIACC women with a second-place finish at regionals in a school-record 5K time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds. Sophomore Nicolle Hewett placed eighth in a personal-best 20:16.
The NIACC men were led by freshman Trey Simons, who placed fifth in the 8K race in 25:38. Sophomore Jaime Zarate was seventh in 25:54.
2014 NIACC WOMEN’S TOP 5K TIMES
Hannah Palmeter 17:51 (NJCAA Region XI meet)
Nicolle Hewett 20:16 (NJCAA Region XI meet)
Alyssa Cowan 20:38 (Luther College All-American meet)
Lattie Crozier 21:09 (NJCAA Region XI meet)
Kalama Towarup 21:31.7 (Luther College All-American meet)
2014 NIACC MEN’S TOP 8K TIMES
Trey Simons 25:24 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Jaime Zarate 25:52 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Imad Amenzou 26:10 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Tyler Randall 26:59 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Colby Kraninger 27:39 (twice).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
What’s next: The No. 7 (NJCAA Divison II) NIACC women’s basketball team hosts Iowa Western (NJCAA Division I) at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the NIACC gym.
Last time out: The Lady Trojans(2-0 overall) topped No. 5 (NJCAA Division II) Illinois Central 87-79 last Friday at the Konigsmark Klassic and stopped Milwaukee Area Tech 107-65 last Saturday. Sophomore Sierra Ford-Washington scored 20 for the Lady Trojans against Illinois Central and freshman Trudy Peterson scored 39 to lead the way against Milwaukee Area Tech.
Record-breaking performance: Peterson connected on 11 a school-record 3-point goals in the Lady Trojans’ win over Milwaukee Area Tech. The 11 3-point goals was one off the NJCAA Division II record of 12 held by DMACC’s Jenny Harle against the Buena Vista JV in the 2003-04 season.
Streaks on the line: The Lady Trojans have won 17 straight home games and 14 straight regular season contests. The Lady Trojans last home loss was a 64-55 loss to Southeastern in the opening round of the 2012-13 NJCAA Region XI tournament and the last regular season loss was a 78-58 loss at Iowa Western in the 2013-14 season.
Team leaders: Scoring – Peterson 20.5 ppg., Ford-Washington 14.0 ppg. Rebounds – Diamond Miller 8.0 rpg., Ford-Washington 6.0 rpg. Assists – Ford-Washington 9, Alexis Boyd-Lockett 4, Savannah Lentz 4, Tegan Ketels 4. Steals – Anna Eckert 6, Ashleigh Onaca 5, Lentz 4. 3-point goals – Peterson 11, Lentz 6.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team returns to action Wednesday at Southeastern in Burlington. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Last time out: The NIACC men (2-0 overall) topped Little Priest Tribal College (104-68) and the Waldorf College junior varsity (84-54) at the Konigsmark Klassic last weekend. Freshman Boy Van Vliet led the Trojans with 18 points against LPTC and sophomore Braxton Williams led the way with 14 points against the Waldorf JV.
Nearing a milestone: Seventh-year head coach Mark Mohl has a career record of 99-84 as coach of the Trojans. Mohl took over the Trojan program from Bryan Martin in the 2008-09 season.
Team leaders: Scoring – Williams 14.0 ppg., Van Vliet 12.0 ppg. Rebounds – Williams 3.5 rpg., Angus Fischer 3.5 rpg., Raydell Denis 3.5 rpg. Assists – Davis 17, Van Vliet 8, Udume 4, Mark Lowe 4. Steals – Davis 9, Van Vliet 7, Williams 7. 3-point goals – Jason Kay 3, Van Vliet 2, Williams 2, Udume 2, Conor Lang 2.

WRESTLING
What’s next: The NIACC wrestling team returns to action Nov. 15 at the Luther College Open in Decorah.
Last time out: The Trojans opened their season at the eighth annual Kaye Young Open last Saturday. The Trojans received third-place finishes freshman Paul Mascarenas (125), sophomore Nosomy Pozo (149), sophomore Yoanse Mejias (157) and freshman Ben Wallace (184).

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