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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No. 8 Eagles trim No. 19 Cougars

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Alexa Ingram collected 22 kills Friday as the  eighth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles rallied to edge 19th-ranked Illinois  Central, 25-23, 18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10 in a triangular meet in  Illinois.

Ingram also had 16 kills as Kirkwood defeated Jefferson College,  25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 25-17 in their first match at the event.

Sami Johnson had 11 kills, Maddie Huff 10 and Abbi Tunis nine in the  five-set victory over Illinois Central. Lauren Keane rolled up 46  assists in the victory. Haleigh Durnin had 11 kills, Maddie Lavenz 10,  Johnson 10 and Ingram eight. Tunis blocked four shots.

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No. 8 Eagles stung by new RedTails

Scott Weston had an unusual recruiting pitch when he began constructing a brand-new women's volleyball program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo roughly a year ago.

"You beg," he said Wednesday night.

The begging worked.

The young RedTails invaded Johnson Hall with 13 freshmen and stung the eighth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles in five sets, 25-22, 20-25, 13-25, 25-18, 15-8, in an ICCAC conference match.

Weston was hired to put a new team together from scratch in August of 2017, laying the groundwork for Hawkeye's first season of competition this year. All 14 of his players are from Iowa, including a bunch from the college's fertile base Blackhawk County.

He has talented players from Waterloo, LaPorte City, Tripoli, Jesup, Reinbeck, Evansdale, Dumont, Manly and Sigourney.

"It was pretty easy," Weston maintained, "because a lot of these girls wanted to be on the ground floor of something brand new, their opportunity to put their footprint right in the program. It's worked out to our advantage so far."

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Kirkwood takes Region XI golf title

AMES - The Kirkwood Eagles captured top honors at the Region XI Fall Preview Monday at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.

Ryan Morrison of Kirkwood tied for the individual title and the Eagles won the team championship by 21 shots.

Morrison fired rounds of 71 and 73 for an even-par total of 144 for the 36 holes, tying Louis Psihoyos of DMACC for medalist honors.

Kirkwood tore up the course Sunday with a four-man score of 1-under 287. The Eagles followed at 304 Monday to finish at 591 for the tournament, 21 shots ahead of DMACC.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 04:53

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KCC golfers sizzle at Fall Preview

AMES - The Kirkwood Eagles grabbed a commanding 21-shot lead Sunday after the first round of the Region XI Fall Preview at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.

Kirkwood posted a four-man score of 1-under-par 287 for a big lead over DMACC, which sits in second place at 308.

Kirkwood golfers own the top-three spots in the individual standings heading into the final round Monday. Dawson Peters tops the leaderboard with a 2-under 70 on the 6,680-yard layout. James Morgan and Ryan Morrison of Kirkwood are tied for second at 1-under 71.

Ben Epperly of Kirkwood is tied for eighth at 3-over 75. Will Babcock is tied for 17th at 7-over 79.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018 05:21

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No. 10 Eagles raise mark to 19-3

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team raised its record to 19-3 Saturday by winning two more matches at the Parkland Invitational tournament.

The Eagles swept Vincennes, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14, and knocked off Lincoln Land, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 25-11.

Alexa Ingram led Kirkwood to the victory over Vincennes with 15 kills, eight digs and four blocks. Haleigh Durnin had seven blocks, Sami Johnson six, Maddie Huff four and Abbi Tunis four.

Lauren Keane rolled up 29 assists and had 10 digs against Vincennes. Maddie Lavenz finished with 18 digs. Maddie Huff blocked seven shots. Tunis and Lavenz had three aces.

Ingram and Tunis paced the victory over Lincoln Land with 13 kills apiece. Durnin had nine kills and Johnson eight.

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No. 10 Eagles raise mark to 19-3

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team raised its record to 19-3 Saturday by winning two more matches at the Parkland Invitational tournament.

The Eagles swept Vincennes, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14, and knocked off Lincoln Land, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 25-11.

Alexa Ingram led Kirkwood to the victory over Vincennes with 15 kills, eight digs and four blocks. Haleigh Durnin had seven blocks, Sami Johnson six, Maddie Huff four and Abbi Tunis four.

Lauren Keane rolled up 29 assists and had 10 digs against Vincennes. Maddie Lavenz finished with 18 digs. Maddie Huff blocked seven shots. Tunis and Lavenz had three aces.

Ingram and Tunis paced the victory over Lincoln Land with 13 kills apiece. Durnin had nine kills and Johnson eight.

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No. 10 Eagles cruise at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood volleyball team sailed to a pair of straight-set victories at the Parkland tournament Friday.

The Eagles swept John A. Logan, 25-21, 25-11, 25-20 in their first match and defeated Southwestern Illinois, 25-13, 25-15, 25-7 in their second contest in Illinois.

Maddie Lavenz collected 41 digs in the two matches. Abbi Tunis had 21 kills. Alexa Ingram finished with 18 kills, nine digs and six blocks.

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No. 10 KCC volleyball sweeps Southeastern

WEST BURLINGTON - Abbi Tunis collected nine kills and six blocked shots Wednesday night as the 10th-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team swept Southeastern, 25-23 25-12, 25-22.

Alexa Ingram furnished 12 kills, 17 digs and four blocks for Kirkwood. Haleigh Durnin had seven kills. Maddie Huff finished with six kills and five blocks.

Lauren Keane rolled up 33 assists in three sets.

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Bruyeres takes 3rd at Rathbun golf

MORAVIA - William Bruyeres of Mount Mercy was Mr. Consistency in the Warrior Challenge golf tournament at Rathbun Lake.

Brureres fired three straight rounds of 69, 69 and 69 to tie for third place with a 54-hole score of 9-under 207. He finished just three strokes out of first place Tuesday.

The Kirkwood Eagles placed third in the six-team field with an aggregate score of 865. Mount Mercy finished fourth at 868.

Ben Epperly of Kirkwood placed ninth at 2-under 214. Will Babcock and Ryan Morrison of Kirkwood tied for 10th and James Morgan of Kirkwood tied for 12th place.

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Eagles, Mustangs battle at Rathbun

MORAVIA - The Kirkwood Eagles and Mount Mercy Mustangs played 36 holes of golf in 90-degree heat Monday at The Preserve at Rathbun Lake with some good results for both teams.

Kirkwood is tied for second place in a talented field, albeit 27 shots behind the leader. And William Bruyeres of Mount Mercy is sitting in sixth place in the individual standings after shooting a pair of 69's.

The final 18 holes are scheduled for Tuesday.

Indian Hills Community College enjoyed a fantastic day and stands at 31-under par after 36 holes. Kirkwood and William Penn are tied for second place at 4-under par.

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