Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mustangs split matches in Chicago

CHICAGO - Gabi Delsing made 39 digs Saturday as the Mount Mercy women's volleyball team split two matches at a tournament in Chicago.

Delsing had 21 digs as the Mustangs topped St. Francis (Ill.), 25-21,  22-25, 27-25, 25-20, in a tight match. She added 18 digs in a setback  to St. Xavier (Ill.), 25-13, 25-18, 22-25, 25-23.

Mount Mercy went 2-2 in the tournament and is 7-2 for the campaign.



Mustangs take 2nd at Gallop

The Mount Mercy women's and men's cross country teams both placed second at the 26th Annual Mustang Gallop at Seminole Valley Park Friday.

Andrea Ertz placed fifth for the Mount Mercy women in 15 minutes, 28.6 seconds for four kilometers. Jacob Blackmon finished sixth for the Mount Mercy men in 16:07.1 for five kilometers.

Iowa Central won both races.



Bell helps Mustangs ring Trinity

CHICAGO - Maddie Bell rolled up 19 kills Friday as the Mount Mercy women's volleyball team trimmed Trinity Christian in five sets at a tournament in Chicago.

The Mustangs rallied to top Trinity, 25-23, 22-25, 23-25, 25-21, 18-16, in their second match of the day.

Mount Mercy lost to Kokomo, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15, in its first contest.

Mackenzie Murphy collected 15 kills and Alyssa Weldon had 14 in the five-set thriller against Trinity. Kayla Daggett kept busy with 57 assists. Gabi Delsing rolled up 47 digs, Haley Stecklein 16 and Weldon 15. Abbi Tunis blocked five shots.



Mount Mercy men boot Hannibal-LaGrange

Kevin Kastl and Rafael Passanha scored two goals Wednesday as the  Mount Mercy men's soccer team blanked Hannibal-LaGrange, 4-0, at the  Plaster Athletic Complex.

Kastl scored an unassisted goal at the 19:30 mark of the first half to  give the Mustangs a 1-0 lead. Passanha followed at the 27:45 mark on  an assist from Adin Turanovic to make it 2-0 at halftime.

Kastl made it 3-0 with another unassisted tally, then Passanha  finished the scoring with an assist from Jonathan Scholes.



Mount Mercy wins 5th match in row

DAVENPORT - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team won a slugfest  against Saint Ambrose Tuesday night to begin the season with five  straight victories.

The Mustangs prevailed 19-25, 25-16, 17-25, 28-26, 15-7 in a  topsy-turvy match in Davenport.

Alyssa Weldon led Mount Mercy (5-0) with 22 kills and 16 digs. Kayla  Daggett collected 41 assists and Maddie Bell had 14 kills.



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