NORFOLK – After starting with three straight losses, the Northeast Community College volleyball program has won four consecutive matches including a 12-1 record in sets played.
The Hawks opened with a four set victory over Allen Community College before moving into the Northeast CC Tournament this past weekend going 3-0 with straight set victories over Southeast Community College on Friday as well as North Iowa Area Community College and Mounty Marty University JV both on Saturday.
Northeast Community College is now 4-3 on the season.
Wayne natives Kiara Krusemark and Sydney Redden were among the top performers.
The Hawks began the weekend on Friday with a four set victory over Allen Community College; 25-22, 25-17, 19-25, 25-23.
Krusemark tallied 38 set assists, eight digs and a block while Redden posted 16 digs and a service ace. Karly Heimes (Wynot) recorded a double-double with 28 kills and 14 digs to go along with four blocks as Lauren Buhrman (Wisner) finished with a team-high 29 digs.
Northeast Community College swept Southeast Community College; 25-19, 25-22, 25-17.
Krusemark recorded 28 set assists, three kills on four attempts, eight digs, two service aces and one block while Redden led the team in digs with 19 to go along with four set assists and a service ace. Heimes tallied a team-high 19 kills to go along with 14 digs for another double-double.
The Hawks swept North Iowa Area Community College; 25-10, 25-10, 25-22.
Krusemark finished with 30 set assists, two kills on four attempts, six digs and a service ace while Redden had 11 digs and four service aces. Heimes recorded a team-high 16 kills.
NECC concluded the tournament with a sweep over Mounty Marty University JV; 25-19, 25-15, 25-23.
Krusemark had 34 set assists with two kills on four attempts, nine digs and two service aces while Redden posted 12 digs. Heimes recorded a third double-double on the weekend with 20 kills and 11 digs as Buhrman finished with 13 digs.
The Northeast Community College volleyball program will next host Iowa Central Community College on Wednesday, August 31. The match will begin at 7 p.m. from the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk to open conference play.