NIACC wins 2 in home tournament
MASON CITY – NIACC finished 2-0 Saturday in a home tournament with wins over Anoka-Ramsey and Marshalltown Community College.
The Lady Trojans took care of Anoka-Ramsey 25-23, 25-10, 25-14, and beat MCC in five sets, 25-14, 18-25, 12-25, 25-23, 15-12.
"We had a good day in the gym and we couldn't be more proud of the team effort," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "We worked very hard to be disciplined and eliminate our errors and team did a nice job executing this goals."
Hannah Wagner had a strong all-around day for the Lady Trojans as she collected 31 kills, 27 digs and five blocks. Sydney Roush handed out 63 assists on the day and had 12 digs, Shelby Heston recorded 17 kills, 18 digs and four aces, and Brooke Greenwood had 13 kills and 14 blocks.
COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY
NIACC men win junior college division at St. Ambrose Invite
BETTENDORF – The No. 12 NIACC men's cross country team won the junior college division and placed second overall at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational Saturday at Crow Creek Park.
NIACC, which was led by individual champion Brian Jacques, totaled 85 points to claim the junior college division. Hawkeye CC was second in the junior college division with 139 points.
Olivet Nazarene was the overall champion with 77 points.
NIACC's Blake Keller was fourth in 26:37 and Jacob Hansen was 13th in a personal-best 27:22 (tied for 33rd on school's all-time list). Other counting scores for the Trojans were David Carter (33rd in 28:03) and Daniel Henniger (34th in 28:04).
The NIACC women placed eighth overall and were third in the junior college division with 210 points. St. Ambrose was the overall women's champion with 35 points and Iowa Western was the junior college champion with 117 points.
NIACC was led by Julia Dunlavey, who was 32nd in 21:30 on the 5K course. Next in line for the Lady Trojans was Amy Fullerton (44th in 22:02). Also counting for the Lady Trojans was Rebekah Larson (63rd in 23:15), Keisha Gonzague (66th in 23:25) and Ally Trager (76th in 24:00.).
Bulls fall in shootout vs. St. Louis
AFTON, Mo. – North Iowa wrapped up a tough weekend series at St. Louis Saturday with a 5-4 loss in a shootout vs. St. Louis. The Bulls came into the weekend 6-0 and left with two losses.
Mitch Dolter had the Bulls' lone goal in the shootout out of five tries.
Josh Arnold, Jason Miner, Ryan Kranz and Cameron Fagerlee each recorded a goal apiece in regulation for the Bulls (6-0-1-1). Jarod Blackowiak added two assists.
North Iowa goalie Colin Cain, who made his second start of the weekend, stopped 33 of the 37 shots he faced.