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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mount Mercy wins Cropper golf title

The Mount Mercy Mustangs won the Cropper Golf Classic by 10 shots Sunday at Hunters Ridge.

Will Bruyeres and George Long of Mount Mercy tied for second place in the individual standings with 36-hole scores of 3-over-par 147. Laxton Bennett of Viterbo claimed medalist honors with a 2-under 142.

Mount Mercy finished at 596. Viterbo edged Kirkwood, 606-607, for second place. Coe placed 11th out of 14 teams.

Jordan Even led Kirkwood at 5-over 149. Charlie Hartwig, competing for the Kirkwood "B" team, fired a 3-under 69 Sunday for the best score of the day.


1. Mount Mercy 596, 2. Viterbo 606, 3. Kirkwood 607, 4. Graceland 614, 5. Grand View 616, 6. Mount Mercy Gold 624, 7. Black Hawk 629, 8. Wartburg 636, 9. Monmouth 642, 10. Loras 656, 11. Coe 657, 12. Kirkwood "B" 663, 13. (tie) Black Hawk "B" 692, Buena Vista 692.

MOUNT MERCY - 2. Will Bruyeres 76-71=147, 2. George Long 73-74=147, 9. Warren Bynoe 76-75=151, 9. Pedro Velasco 75-76=151, Chad Nitz 76-78=154.

KIRKWOOD - 5. Jordan Even 74-75=149, 8. Eddie Doyle 73-77=150, 14. Carson Whittington 75-79=154, 14. Mitch Williams 73-81=154, 34. Dan Cutkamp 76-83=159.

MOUNT MERCY GOLD - 14. Andy DeCamp 77-77=154, 20. Dillon Baker 81-74=155, 28. Jamie Booth 71-86=157, 38. Tom Schuhkraft 80-81=161, 60. Jon Landis 87-83=170.

COE - 20. Hunter Livermore 77-78=155, 43. Anthony Worden 81-81=162, 56. Seth Inman 87-82=169, 61. Jason Gingrich 83-88=171, 69. Hunter Mulnix 97-94=191.

KIRKWOOD "B" - 9. Charlie Hartwig 82-69=151, 29. Louis Flynn 78-80=158, 64. Jaden Carey 92-84=176, 65. Tyler Carlson 87-91=178.


Mount Mercy volleyball splits matches

OMAHA, Neb. - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team split its two matches at a tournament in Omaha Saturday.

The Mustangs lost to Grace University, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 15-12, and swept William Penn, 25-8, 25-14, 25-11.

The split left Mount Mercy with a 12-4 record.

Cori Peterzalek collected 26 kills against Grace. Abbie Perez had 34 assists and Peterzalek had 22. Lauren Stopko contributed 27 digs. Emma Pisarik had seven blocks.

Olivia Coe provided 12 kills against William Penn. Peterzalek had 14 assists and Perez had 13.


Mount Mercy splits soccer with Dordt

SIOUX CENTER - The Mount Mercy soccer teams split their matches with Dordt College Saturday in Sioux Center.

The Mount Mercy men's team won its sixth straight match with a 3-1 victory over Dordt. Marco Fichtner scored twice for the Mustangs and Yinka Ajibola also found the net for Mount Mercy. Mohammed Hamed and Kevon Farqharson collected assists.

The Mount Mercy women's team fell to 3-4-1 for the season with a 5-1 loss to Dordt. Aminah Baloch scored for the Mustangs.


Conroy, Bowman win races at 5th Seasons Dual

PALO - Lucy Conroy of Coe and Evan Bowman of Mount Mercy were the individual winners at the Fifth Seasons Dual cross country meet at Morgan Creek Park in Palo Saturday.

Conroy, a freshman, covered the women's three-mile race in 18 minutes,46.2 seconds. Bowman, a junior, captured the men's four-mile race in 21 minutes, 46.7 seconds.

Mount Mercy won the women's title and Coe took the men's title in the two-school meet.




Minthor leads Mustangs to soccer win

Jamesser Minthor scored a pair of second-half goals and assisted on another at Mount Mercy downed St. Francis, 4-1, in men's soccer action Wednesday at Heco Field.

Yinka Ajibola score the first Mount Mercy goal in the eighth minute. St. Francis tied the score six minutes later but Eike Sturmeit's unassited tally just before halftime put the Mustangs (5-2) ahead to stay.

Minthor's goals came during a five-minute span midway through the second half.

St. Francis is 2-3.


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