Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Jim Ecker, President & Editor

Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustang golfers shine at Klocke

William Bruyeres and Allyson Wertz of Mount Mercy fired strong rounds Saturday to lead the Mustangs at the Klocke Family Classic at Hunters Ridge.

Bruyeres shot a 5-under-par 67 and stands in second place in the men's individual standings heading into Sunday's final round. The Mustangs are in second place in the team standings, just two shots behind Iowa Western.

Wertz fashioned a 5-over 77 to help Mount Mercy grab the 18-hole lead in the women's team standings by five strokes over Cardinal Stritch. Wertz sits in second place in the individual standings, just one shot behind Kimberly Nelson of Grand View.

The Kirkwood Eagles are in fourth place in the men's standings and trail the leader by six shots. Ryan Morrison led Kirkwood with a 1-under 71.



Mount Mercy men battle to draw

DAVENPORT - The Mount Mercy men's soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie with Saint Ambrose in double-overtime Saturday in Davenport.

scored an unassisted goal to give the Mustangs a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute, but Saint Ambrose countered early in the second half for a 1-1 tie.

Mount Mercy took a 2-1 lead in the 76th minute when a Saint Ambrose player accidentally hit the ball into his own net. The Bees tied the match again in the 88th minute and neither team scored in overtime.



Mount Mercy women boot St. Mary

OMAHA, Neb. - Andrea Lopez and Isabel Alvarez scored goals in the first half Saturday to help the Mount Mercy women's soccer team trim the College of St. Mary, 2-1, in Nebraska.

Lopez scored on a free kick from 20 yards away in the eighth minute to give Mount Mercy a 1-0 lead. Alvarez scored following a corner kick on an assist from Payton Pottratz in the 15th minute for a 2-0 advantage.

St. Mary tallied in the 16th minute of the first half to pull within 2-1, but neither team scored again.



Mustangs run 9th in Wisconsin

KENOSHA, Wis. - The Mount Mercy men's and women's cross country teams  both finished ninth in a strong field at the Vic Godfrey Invitational  Saturday in Wisconsin.

James Lindstrom placed 34th in the men's 8K race in 26 mintues, 46.6  seconds for the Mustangs. Vanessa Cortes finished 55th for Mount Mercy  in the women's 5K in 20 minutes, 13.3 seconds.



Mustangs, Coe battle to 0-0 draw

The Mount Mercy and Coe women's soccer teams battled to a scoreless tie in double-overtime Wednesday at Clark Field.

The match lasted 120 minutes without either team finding the net.

Sarah Johnson made two saves for Mount Mercy and Kacey Baker turned away five shots for Coe.

The outcome left Mount Mercy with a 1-0-2 record. Coe is 1-1-1 for the campaign.


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