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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Mustang spikers trimmed by Dordt

The Mount Mercy men's volleyball suffered a tough loss to Dordt Thursday night in a non-conference match at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Dordt won the seesaw contest in five sets, 25-15, 15-25, 25-18, 17-25, 19-17.

Nikola Stoimenov led the Mustangs (16-7) with 16 kills, eight digs, five blocks and four service aces. Julian Armendano had 10 kills.

Ben Ruggles distributed 28 assists. Strahil Svilenski made 14 digs. Ryan Tilkens blocked six shots.

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Mount Mercy trimmed by No. 7 Lourdes

The Mount Mercy men's volleyball team put up a good fight against the seventh-ranked team in the country Wednesday night, but fell a little short.

The Mustangs lost to Lourdes of Ohio, 25-23, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23, in a non-conference match at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The setback dropped Mount Mercy to 16-6 and snapped an 11-match winning streak. Lourdes raised its record to 17-4.

Ben Steffen blocked seven shots for the Mustangs. Julian Armendano provided 14 kills and 13 digs.

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Morgan leads Eagles to Evangel golf title

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - James Morgan and the Kirkwood golf team rallied  Tuesday to capture top honors at the Evangel Spring Invitational.

Morgan, a sophomore from Scotland, fired a 1-under-par 71 to help the  ninth-ranked Eagles overcome a seven-shot deficit and win the initial  meet of their spring campaign.

Morgan captured medalist honors at 5-over 149 for a one-shot victory  in the 36-hole event. Sam Lockhart of Kirkwood tied for fourth place  at 10-over 154.

Kirkwood finished five strokes ahead of William Woods, 621 to 626, for  the title. The Eagles shot a team score of 323 on Monday in the first  round, but improved by 25 shots to post a 298 on Tuesday.

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KCC golfers 2nd after Day 1 in Missouri

PRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Kirkwood men's golf team began the 2020  campaign in rough weather Monday at the Evangel Spring Invitational.

The Eagles finished the first round at 35 shots over par with a team  score of 323 at the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Mo. The  Eagles trail William Woods by seven shots heading into the final 18  holes on Tuesday.

James Morgan of Kirkwood is tied for sixth place at 6-over 78.

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Eagles bounced by NIACC in regional finals

MASON CITY - Kirkwood's bid to reach the national tournament ended  quickly Sunday afternoon.

Top-ranked NIACC raced to a 21-point lead in the first quarter and  bounced the fourth-ranked Eagles, 95-73, in the regional finals to  claim a spot in the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

Kirkwood finished the season with a 29-4 record, with three of the  losses to NIACC. The Trojans head to nationals with a 32-1 mark.

NIACC tossed in 19 3-pointers in 40 attempts. Kelci Hale hit six  triples and scored 24 points. Andrea Gray made five 3-pointers and  netted 23.

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