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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No. 18 MidAmerica Nazarene kicks Mustangs

OLATHE, Kan. - The 18th-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene men's soccer team blanked Mount Mercy, 3-0, in a Heart of America Conference match Saturday.

The Mustangs managed only one shot on goal in the 90-minute contest and had only three shots all told.

Mount Mercy fell to 6-3-3 overall and 2-3-1 in the conference. MidAmerica Nazarene raised its records to 10-2 overall and 5-1 in the league.


No. 21 Central Methodist spikes MMU

The 21st-ranked Central Methodist women's volleyball team swept Mount Mercy, 25-16, 25-17, 25-14, in a Heart of America Conference match Saturday at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Becca Thomson led the Mustangs with nine kills. Kayla Daggett had 24 assists. Lauren Stopko contributed 14 digs.

Mount Mercy fell to 15-10 overall and 4-8 in the conference. Central Methodist raised its records to 19-3 overall and 9-2 in the league.


Mount Mercy tops MidAmerica Nazarene

Alyssa Weldon collected 10 kills and 12 digs Friday as the Mount Mercy women's volleyball team defeated MidAmerica Nazarene, 26-24, 25-23, 25-17, in a Heart of America Conference match at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Maddie Bell had nine kills, Becca Thomson eight, Olivia Coe five, Olivia Makinen four and Kayla Daggett three in a balanced attack at the net.

Daggett dished out 32 assists. Lauren Stopko had 25 digs and Thomson 15. Bell blocked four shots.



Noble, Mustangs claim titles at Bent Tree

COUNCIL BLUFFS - Casey Noble of Mount Mercy captured medalist honors at the Iowa Western Invitational Tuesday and led the Mustangs to the team championship at the Bent Tree Golf Club in Council Bluffs.

Noble fired rounds of 78 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 153, good for a one-stroke victory over Lisa Lied of Iowa Western and Karli Kerrigan of Grand View.

Noble finished at 9-over par for the tournament.

Mount Mercy trailed by one shot heading into the final round, but the Mustangs sizzled with a 303 Tuesday and won the tournament by 35 shots over Iowa Western, 634 to 669.

Allyson Wertz of Mount Mercy fired a 1-over 73 Tuesday and finished in fifth place. Natalea Cook placed sixth for the Mustangs and Kayla Stammer tied for seventh.



Bruyeres paces Mustangs at Polk City

POLK CITY - William Bruyeres of Mount Mercy fired rounds of 70 and 72 to tie for fifth place at the GV Viking Classic at the Tournament Club of Iowa course in Polk City.

Andre Beccera of Bellevue and Cody Holck of Morningside tied for medalist honors Tuesday at 140, with Bruyeres just two shots behind.

Philip Nelson of Mount Mercy tied for 10th place. The Mustangs finished third in the team standings, 21 shots behind Bellevue.



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