Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustangs battle for 1-1 draw in 2 OTs

BENEDICTINE, Kan. - The Mount Mercy and Benedictine men's soccer teams  battled for as long as they could under NAIA rules, but it was not  long enough to determine a winner.

Mount Mercy and Benedictine fought to a 1-1 tie in double-overtime  Saturday in a Heart of America Conference marathon in Kansas.

Mount Mercy took a 1-0 lead in the 67th minute of the second half on a  goal by Rafael Passanha on an assist from Nikola Petrovic. Benedictine  countered in the 72nd minute on a goal by Girma Kassa and nobody  scored again in regulation, the first overtime or second OT.

The result left the Mustangs at 6-3-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the  conference. Benedictine is 5-5-2 overall and 1-3-1 in the league.



Mustangs sweep Clarke in volleyball

The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team defeated Clarke, 3-0, Saturday  in a tight Heart of America Conference match at the Hennessey  Recreation Center.

The Mustangs prevailed, 25-19, 30-28, 25-23, with two of the sets  decided by two points.

Mount Mercy raised its records to 15-7 overall and 5-4 in the  conference. Clarke fell to 16-6 overall and 5-4 in the league.



Daggett shines as Mustangs trim Penn

Kayla Daggett was an assist machine Friday night.

Daggett collected 52 assists as the Mount Mercy women's volleyball team defeated William Penn, 3-1, in a four-set thriller at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The Mustangs prevailed 23-25, 26-24, 25-18, 28-26 with three of the sets decided by only two points.

Daggett, who ranks 11th in NAIA volleyball with 774 assists, averaged 13 assists per set as the Mustangs raised their records to 14-7 overall and 4-4 in the conference. William Penn fell to 8-12 overall and 3-8 in the league.



Bell shines as Mustangs spike Culver-Stockton

Maddie Bell rolled up 21 kills Tuesday night as the Mount Mercy  women's volleyball team defeated Culver-Stockton, 25-16, 24-26, 25-14,  25-19, in a Heart of America Conference match at the Hennessey  Recreation Center.

The Mustangs raised their records to 13-7 overall and 3-4 in the  conference. Culver-Stockton fell to 7-11 overall and 2-6 in the league.

Torie Alexander had eight kills for Mount Mercy, Olivia Makinen seven  and Mackenzie Murphy six. Kayla Daggett dished out 44 assists.



Lianto leads Mustang golfers to 2nd

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. - Roger Lianto and the Mount Mercy men's golf team  made a strong showing at the 2019 Porto Cima Invitational Tuesday in  Missouri.

Lianto finished second out of 59 golfers and helped the Mustangs place  second in the team standings in the 11-school event.

Lianto fired rounds of 73 and 73 for a two-day total of 2-over-par  146, just two shots behind Tyler Vaske of Grand View who finished at  even-par 144.

Philip Nelson of Mount Mercy tied for fourth at 5-over 149 and Kaleb  Hagge tied for sixth at 7-over 151.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2019 04:49



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