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Peters fires ace for KCC golfers

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - Dawson Peters collected the first hole-in-one of his  career Friday to help the Kirkwood Eagles make a strong showing at the  NJCAA Division II National Preview at the Swan Lake Resort Black  Course in Plymouth, Ind.

Peters fired his ace on the 16th hole, which measures 196 yards from  tee to cup.

Parkland College took the lead in the 36-hole tournament with a team  score of 2-over-par 290, but Kirkwood is just one shot behind at 291  heading into the final round Saturday.

Peters is tied for second place in the individual standings at 1-under  71, followed by three more Kirkwood golfers. James Morgan is fourth  with an even-par 72, with George Kalpakas and Ryan Morrison tied for  fifth place at 2-over 74.


Eagles edged by No. 5 Cowley

FORT DODGE - The 12th-ranked Kirkwood Eagles were trimmed by  fifth-ranked Cowley County, 3-2, in the opening round of the Iowa  Central volleyball tournament Friday in Fort Dodge.

The Eagles rebounded with a 3-0 victory over the Grand View junior  varsity in their second match.

Cowley and Kirkwood split their first two sets. Cowley won the  marathon third set, 31-29, but the Eagles rebounded with a 25-14  victory to square the match at 2-2. Cowley took the fifth set, 15-12.

Lauren Keane rolled up 46 assists against Cowley. Alexa Aldrich-Ingram  had 25 kills, Sami Johnson 12 and Haleigh Durnin 10. Maddie Lavenz  contributed 23 digs and Chloe McNeese had 14. Aldrich-Ingram and Abbi  Tunis blocked six shots.


Mustangs fall short at Peru State

PERU, Neb. - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team pushed Peru State  to the limit Friday but fell short, 3-2, in a Heart of America  Conference match in Nebraska.

The Mustangs won the first set, 25-12, but Peru State captured the  second set 25-18 to square the match.

Mount Mercy took the third set, 25-22, for a 2-1 lead, but Peru State  countered again with a 25-22 victory to square the match again.

Mount Mercy raced to an 8-3 lead in the fifth and decisive set, but  Peru State got hot and won 15-11 for the victory.


Eagles bumped from ICCAC volleyball race

FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood women's volleyball team lost a five-set  heartbreaker to Iowa Central Wednesday night and was eliminated from  the race for the ICCAC conference title.

Kirkwood held a 2-1 lead after three sets, but Iowa Central took the  fourth set to set up a decisive showdown. The Tritons prevailed in  overtime in the fifth set, 19-17, to win the match 20-25, 25-19,  20-25, 25-13, 19-17.

Iowa Central raised its ICCAC mark to 7-0, good for a one-game lead  over Hawkeye and Northeast and a two-game edge over DMACC. Kirkwood  fell to 4-3 overall, and with only two matches left in the league the  Eagles cannot win the title this season.

Alexa Aldrich-Ingram, the reigning ICCAC Conference Player of the  Week, collected a personal-best 30 kills against Iowa Central. She  ranks second in the country with 475 kills for the year.


Mustangs booted in double OT

Amgad Hassan of William Penn scored in the 109th minute of  double-overtime Wednesday night to give the Statesmen a 2-1 victory  over Mount Mercy in a Heart of America men's soccer match at the  Plaster Athletic Complex.

Suleymane Diallo gave Mount Mercy a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute with  an unassisted goal, but Victor Hernandez countered for William Penn in  the 66th minute to knot the match at 1-1.

Nobody scored for another 33 minutes until Hassan delivered the  game-winner with just 59 seconds left in double-overtime.


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