NIACC swept in Yellowjackets Invitational at RCTC

Trojans lose to Minnesota-Fergus Falls 3-2 and Iowa Lakes 3-0.

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(ABC 6 News) — NIACC Trojans traveled to Rochester for the Yellowjackets Invitational, looking for good competition on Saturday.

Following the Trojans’ 3-2 loss to Fergus Falls, NIACC faced Iowa Lakes and would be down 8-5 in the first set. Tiegan Barkema got a nice lob and finished with a pretty touch over the net for the score. Sadly, the Trojans would lose the first set, not that it would dissuade NIACC.

In the second set, the Trojans had their good moments when Barkema went for another kill but had it stifled. Fortunately, Barkema got the ball back to set it up for Kalayah Kaschub who subsequently got the kill.

Yet, those efforts weren’t enough as NIACC lost the second set 25-19 as the match continued into the third. With the Trojans trailing by four late, Barkema tries to start a rally with a solid kill but no magic would occur for NIACC.

The Trojans would lose the set and the match 3-0 and are now on a six-game losing streak.