Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustang track teams win 4 events

DAVENPORT - The Mount Mercy indoor track teams won four events at the Fighting Bee Invitational in Davenport Saturday.

Colton Forster captured the 5,000 meter run (15:18.61) and Jon Anderson took the 3,000 meter walk (13:56.02) for the Mount Mercy men.

Kathryn Vander Poel won the 800 meter run (2:21.79) and Rachel Gadient claimed the pentathlon (3,170 points) for the Mount Mercy women.

The Mount Mercy men finished fifth out of 12 teams. Cameron Steffens  placed second in the 1,000 meter run (2:47.67) and the 4x800 relay  team placed second (8:14.94) with Jacob Blackmon, Forster, Aaron Golding and James Lindstrom. Lindstrom finished fourth in the 5,000  (15:23.59).



No. 4 Nazarene rolls by Mustangs

A long season for the Mount Mercy women's basketball team got a little  longer Saturday afternoon.

The Mustangs lost to fourth-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene, 81-48, in a  Heart of America Conference game at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Mount Mercy shot only 21.7 perfect from the field (15 of 69). The  Mustangs fell to 5-17 overall and 1-15 in the conference.

MidAmerica Nazarene built a 41-point lead in the fourth quarter. The  Pioneers raised their records to 18-3 overall and 15-2 in the  conference.

Aaliyah Brown scored 10 points for Mount Mercy. Audrey Mulumba had  eight points and 12 rebounds.



Mustang volleyball splits 2 matches

PARKVILLE, Mo. - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team split its  final two matches at the Park University tournament to finish the  event with a 2-2 record.

The Mustangs defeated Morningside, 25-16, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21, in  their first match Saturday. They were trimmed by Briar Cliff, 22-25,  21-25, 25-14, 25-22, 15-12, after winning the first two sets.

Andrew Colantone collected 38 assists, six digs and four blocks  against Morningside. Julian Armendano had 14 kills and four aces. Ben  Steffen finished with 10 kills and Nikola Stoimenov had eight kills.



Mustangs spike No. 7 Ottawa at tourney

PARKVILLE, Mo. - The Mount Mercy men's volleyball upset seventh-ranked  Ottawa University, 20-25, 25-22, 17-25, 27-25, 15-13, at the Park  University tournament in Missouri Friday.

The Mustangs fell behind 2-1 after the first three sets, then  prevailed in the last two sets with a clutch performance.

Nikola Stoimenov collected 26 kills and three blocks for the Mustangs  against Ottawa. Andrew Colantone contributed 50 aces and nine digs.  Julian Armendano had 13 kills and eight digs.

Mount Mercy lost to fifth-ranked Park University, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23,  25-21, in its other match at the tournament Friday. The Mustangs won  the first set before falling short.



Mustangs fall short at Culver-Stockton

CANTON, Mo. - The Mount Mercy Mustangs lost to a hot-shooting team on  a cold night Thursday.

Mike Johnson poured in 31 points as Culver-Stockton topped the  Mustangs, 97-87, in a Heart of America Conference game.

Three Culver-Stockton players combined to score 73 points with Johnson  netting 31, Mason Vires 22 and Thaddeus Newby 20. Johnson and Newby  canned five 3-pointers.

Culver-Stockton shot 55.9 percent from the floor and was 12 of 17 on  3-pointers for a sizzling 70.6 percent, including an 8 for 8  performance from long distance in the second half.

Antwain Strong led five Mustangs into double figures with 17 points.  Dennis McKinney and Christian Reischauer netted 14 points apiece, Mike  Evans 13 and DJ Johnson 12. Bailey Basala returned to action after  missing four games with a sprained ankle and hit three triples for  nine points.



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