Monday, September 23, 2019
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No. 4 Eagles edged by Grand View JV

The fourth-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team made a strong  comeback Tuesday night, but the rally fell short against the Grand  View junior varsity team at Johnson Hall.

Kirkwood lost the first two sets, but the Eagles claimed the third and  fourth sets by identical scores of 25-21 to force a fifth and decisive  game. The Vikings won the showdown, 15-9, to claim the victory.

Grand View won 25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 21-25, 15-9.


Mount Mercy wins Early Bird Classic

Allyson Wertz and Casey Noble tied for second in the individual standings Sunday to help the Mount Mercy women's golf team claim top honors at the Early Bird Classic at Hunters Ridge.

Bailey Schmidt of Viterbo won the 18-hole tournament at 2-over-par 74. Wertz and Noble finished at 6-over 78.

Mount Mercy finished with a team score of 324, good for a 17-shot victory over Viterbo.


Mustang spikers finish 4-0 in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Alyssa Weldon collected 26 kills and Kayla Daggett had 61 assists Saturday as the Mount Mercy volleyball team swept both of its matches on the final day of the KCAC Fall Fling in Hutchinson, Kan.

Daggett had 30 assists and four aces as the Mustangs blanked Avila, 25-20, 25-15, 25-17. She then had 31 assists and five digs in a 25-19, 25-14, 25-15 conquest of Kansas Wesleyan.

Mount Mercy won all four of its matches at the KCAC Fall Fling to begin the 2019 campaign.


Look Who's Playing in 2020 IWSL

Twenty-one players have registered for the 2020 Iowa Women's Softball League as of Sept 8 (see list below).

The registration fee for returning players is $50 through Aug. 31. Open registration will begin Sept. 1 for $75.


The 2020 playing dates are May 31, June 7-14-21-28 and July 12-19-26.

Contact IWSL director Jim Ecker for more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 319-390-4236.

Those who have registered include:

1. Morgan Braughton, Mount Mercy, OF
2. Avery Guy, Iowa, IF
3. Brie Tauber, Clarke, IF
4. Haley McFarlane, Saint Cloud State, IF
5. Olivia Heckel, Stevenson, C/3B
6. Georgia Porter, Simpson, C/OF
7. Ann Smolenski, Winona State, IF
8. Melanie Rasmussen, Missouri Western, OF
9. Alyssa Barnhart, Buena Vista, IF
10. Kaylee Watson, Grand View, OF
11. Morgan Hogenson, Luther, OF
12. Janna Schwartzhoff, Clarke, P/1B
13. Kyra Stoll, Luther, OF/2B
14. Skylar Hop, Mount Mercy, C/IF
15. Shelby Hulsebus, Kirkwood, OF
16. Sophie Wilt, Luther, OF
17. Ciera Hansen, Loras, SS
18. Alli Wroblewski, South Dakota, OF
19. Liv Richards, Kirkwood, OF/C
20. Sydney Albaugh, Kirkwood, 1B
21. Skyler Stookey, Coe, C/IF


No. 4 Eagles finish 3-1 at tournament

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Freshman Olivia Richards collected 31 kills Saturday as the fourth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles split their final two matches at the McHenry volleyball tournament in Rockford, Ill.

Richards had 15 kills as the Eagles lost to Kansas City Community College, 25-20, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, in their first match. She then had 16 kills as Kirkwood topped Grand Rapids Community College, 25-18, 24-26, 25-20, 25-22, in their next contest.

Kirkwood finished with a 3-1 record at the McHenry tournament to begin the season.


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