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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No.9 Eagles sweep Indian Hills

The Indian Hills volleyball team arrived at Johnson Hall Tuesday night with three women from Brazil, another player from Puerto Rico and four women who stood 6-foot-2.

The smaller Kirkwood Eagles never blinked.

The ninth-ranked Eagles swept the Warriors, 25-22, 25-18, 25-13, with an impressive performance on Sophomore Night at home.




Walker helps No.9 Eagles whip NIACC

Erin Walker does a little bit of everything for the Kirkwood Community College volleyball team. And she does it well.

Walker leads the ninth-ranked Eagles in aces, ranks second in kills and is tied for second in digs. Her versatility is one of the reasons Kirkwood has rolled to a 28-6 record this season and has a shot at making the national tournament again.

"She's explosive. And she's got speed," Kirkwood Coach Jill Williams said Wednesday night. "I like her ability to move wherever she's at on the court and then turn it into the next play."

Walker collected nine kills and eight digs Wednesday as the Eagles made quick work of NIACC, 25-10, 25-18, 25-14, in a 55-minute match at Johnson Hall on Kirkwood's Cedar Rapids campus.

Walker, a sophomore from Silvis, Ill., is not tall for an outside hitter at 5-foot-8, but she has excellent jumping ability and good timing.

The top of the volleyball net at center court is 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches off the ground. When Walker jumps and extends her arms, she's more than 2 feet higher than that when she slams the ball.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 21:57



Little Woolfolk could be big for Eagles

Danielle Woolfolk thought she had made the right college decision.

Following a sterling prep career at Homewood-Flossmoor in Chicago, the cat-quick 5-foot-3 point guard signed on May 1, 2012, to play at Eastern Illinois University.

The Panthers were coached by Brady Sallee, coming off a 22-9 season. Ten days later, Woolfolk’s basketball world was turned upside down.

Sallee left Eastern Illinois to become the head coach at Ball State and was replaced by assistant Lee Buchanan.

“That changed everything,” Woolfolk said Sunday. “The coach that signed me left and the program wasn’t a good fit for me anymore. I just needed a new start.”

After playing in just 19 games, averaging 4.3 minutes a contest as a freshman at Eastern Illinois, Woolfolk was looking for a new start. Ariel Snead, a high school teammate of Woolfolk’s, transferred to Kirkwood Community College from Illinois-Chicago last January. When Snead heard Woolfolk was looking for a new home, she recommended the Eagles.

“Ariel introduced me to Coach (Kim) Muhl,” Woolfolk said. “And it just came about after that.”

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 19:28



No.4 Eagles win twice at tourney

BOONE - The fourth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles won both of their matches at the DMACC volleyball tournament Saturday.

The Eagles (27-6) swept North Dakota State Science, 25-15, 25-16, 25-15, and defeated Kishwaukee, 25-18, 23-25, 27-25, 25-14.

Heather Poula led Kirkwood with 12 kills against North Dakota State Science. Amber Timmins collected 34 assists. Poula and Timmins had eight digs.

Erin Walker paced the Eagles against Kishwaukee with 16 kills and Poula had 12. Timmins had 42 more assists, giving her 76 for the day. Cali Beyer had 25 digs and Timmins 22.



Kirkwood sweeps to pair of volleyball wins

BOONE - Kirkwood won two volleyball matches Friday at the DMACC tournament.

The Eagles beat MMC-Longview, Mo., 3-0, then blanked South Suburban, Ill., 3-0.

Heather Poula had 14 kills, Erin Walker 12 kills and 12 digs, Cali Byer 12 digs and Amber Timmins 12 digs against MMC-Longview. The Eagles won by scores of 25-12, 25-18, 25-12.




Muhl welcomes new team at Kirkwood

Kim Muhl was not entirely happy with his women's basketball team at Kirkwood last season.

The Eagles went 28-5 and captured another conference title, but Muhl had trouble communicating with the club at times.

Dysfunctional, he called them.

Some graduated. Some left the program on their own. Some were not invited back.




No.19 DMACC clips No.4 Kirkwood

BOONE - The fourth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles lost to No.19 DMACC, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 25-20, in a battle of top conference volleyball teams Wednesday night in Boone.

Kirkwood fell to 7-1 in the ICCAC conference, with DMACC now a half-game behind at 6-1. Kirkwood is 23-6 overall and DMACC is 20-8.

Heather Poula collected 16 kills for the Eagles. Erin Walker had 11, Amber Timmins eight and Payton Hilton seven.

Timmins contributed 32 assists and 13 digs. Cali Beyer had 22 digs, Poula 13, Timmins 13, Walker 11 and Chelsea Gryp 11.


Moore wins Kirkwood golf tourney

Former Kennedy golfer Harrison Moore claimed top honors at Kirkwood's Fall Eagle Classic Monday at Hunters Ridge.

Moore finished in first place with rounds of 70 and 73 for a 36-hole total of 1-under-par 143 to help Indian Hills Community College win the title. He beat teammate Jakob Garstecki by two shots.

Indian Hills took the title at 577. Kirkwood finished second at 601.

Nathan Chilcott of Kirkwood tied for third place at 71-75=146.



Indian Hills leads Kirkwood golf meet

Indian Hills Community College fired an even-par score of 288 to grab the lead after the first day of the Kirkwood Invitational golf tournament at Hunters Ridge in Marion.

The Kirkwood Eagles are in second place at 297.

Ben Hogan of Iowa Central has the 18-hole lead with a 3-under-par 69. Kennedy High School graduate Harrison Moore shot a 2-under 70 for Indian Hills.

Nathan Chilcott paced Kirkwood with a 1-under 71.




No.4 Kirkwood spikers crush Clinton

CLINTON - Erin Walker collected 12 kills Thursday night as No.4 Kirkwood sailed past Clinton, 25-11, 25-17, 25-9, in an ICCAC volleyball match in Clinton.

Erin Walker led the Eagles (23-5, 7-0) with 12 kills. Heather Poula had eight smashes.

Amber Timmins finished with 25 assists and eight digs. Cali Beyer had seven digs, Chelsea Gryp six and Poula five.


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