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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustangs win 2 volleyball matches

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team won both of its matches at a tournament in the Chicago suburbs Saturday to finish the event with a 3-1 record.

The Mustangs blanked St. Francis (Ill.), 25-18, 25-15, 25-20, and rallied to defeat Trinity Lutheran, 19-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-17.

Alyssa Weldon led a balanced attack for Mount Mercy with 25 kills, including 12 kills against St. Francis and 13 against Trinity Christian. Maddie Bell, Becca Thomson and Olivia Coe all had 17 kills for the Mustangs.



Mount Mercy kicks Viterbo, 9-0

Souleymane Diallo and Rafael Passanha scored two goals apiece Saturday as the Mount Mercy men's soccer team booted Viterbo, 9-0, at the Plaster Athletic Complex in Cedar Rapids.

Sava Dragic, Duarte Leite, Nikola Petrovic, Matheus Alonso and Oguzhan Bozkan also scored for the Mustangs. Timon Weidmann had two assists.

Matias da Fonseca was in goal for the entire 90 minutes for Mount Mercy.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 August 2018 22:42



Mount Mercy women split matches

CHICAGO - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team split its two matches at the Saint Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover Tournament in Chicago Friday.

The Mustangs blanked Roosevelt, 25-15, 25-23, 25-14, in their first match and were nipped by Saint Xavier, 25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, in their second contest.

Lauren Stopko collected 42 digs in the two matches, with 14 against Roosevelt and 28 against Saint Xavier.

Kayla Daggett had 20 assists in the victory over Roosevelt. Torie Alexander had 10 kills. Alyssa Weldon finished with nine kills and seven digs. Maddie Bell provided seven kills. Becca Thomson had five kills and seven digs. Caiti Peterson contributed eight assists.



Mount Mercy men's soccer triumphs

JOLIET, Ill. - The Mount Mercy men's soccer team rallied from a 2-0  deficit to trim St. Francis, 3-2, in overtime Wednesday in the first match of the 2018 campaign.

Freshman Duarte Leite scored on an assist from Rafael Passanha in the 94th minute to snap a 2-2 tie and lift the Mustangs to victory.

Mount Mercy trailed 2-0 entering the 53rd minute of play, but Passanha got the Mustangs on the board with an assist from Leite. Timon Weidmann tied the match, 2-2, when he scored in the 74th minute on an assist from Kevin Kastl.

Leite and Passanha did not start the game for Mount Mercy, but they entered as subs and helped determine the outcome.



Mustangs finish 3-1 in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team won both of its matches Saturday to finish with a 3-1 record at the Cardinal Stritch Tournament in Milwaukee.

The Mustangs blanked Goshen College, 25-14, 25-19, 25-21, and whipped Governors State University, 25-13, 25-14, 25-18.

Caiti Peterson topped a balanced attack for Mount Mercy with 45 assists and 17 digs in the two matches. Maddie Bell had 20 kills, Becca Thomson 19 kills, Olivia Coe 18 kills and Alyssa Weldon 13 kills.



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