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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Armendano leads Mount Mercy volleyball

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Julian Armendano collected 13 kills Saturday  as the Mount Mercy men's volleyball team swept Robert Morris, 25-21,  25-18, 25-16, in the Chicago suburbs.

Ben Ruggles dished out 22 assists for the Mustangs.

Tiago Almeida made  eight digs. Ryan Tilkens blocked six shots.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2020 06:47



Mustang women fall to Peru State

The Mount Mercy women's basketball team lost to Peru State, 66-52, in  a Heart of America Conference game at the Hennessey Recreation Center  Saturday.

The setback dropped the Mustangs to 5-22 overall and 2-20 in the  league. Sandra Mia scored 12 points for Mount Mercy and Kennedi Fulwylie had 10. Brianna Thomas, one of Mount Mercy's top  players, did not play.

Dayna Dewitt scored 12 points for Peru State (11-15, 9-13).

PERU STATE (66): Giovanna Silva 3-12 0-0 6, Claire Cudney 2-9 2-4 6,  Brooke Maeda 2-4 0-0 6, Dayne Dewitt 4-7 4-6 12, Alyssa Marsh-Contreras 4-13 2-6 11, Allison Tichy 3-7 0-0 9, Nytasia  Braxton 1-6 5-6 8, Maddy McPhillips 1-6 2-4 5, Anjanea Simms 0-0 1-2 1, Olivia Bell 1-4 0-2 2. Totals 21-68 16-30 66.

MOUNT MERCY (52): Kyleigh Milan 0-2 0-0 0, Sarah Moffett 1-6 3-6 6,  Randi Wright 2-11 0-0 5, Sandra Mia 5-11 2-3 12, Paris Sheck 0-1 1-2  1, Chailey Cabalis 3-4 1-2 9, Aleah Cook 4-6 0-2 9, Grace Stalzer 0-1  0-2 0, Kennedi Fulwylie 4-12 2-2 10. Totals 19-54 9-19 52.

Halftime - Peru State 28, Mount Mercy 19. 3-point goals - Peru State  8-25 (Maeda 2-4, Marsh-Contreras 1-7, Tichy 3-7, Braxton 1-3, McPhillips 1-4), Mount Mercy 5-12 (Moffett 1-2, Wright  1-4, Mia 0-1, Cabalis 2-3, Cook 1-1, Stalzer 0-1).


Mount Mercy softball sweeps pair

DAVENPORT - The Mount Mercy women's softball team won both of its  games at the Ambrose Dome in Davenport Saturday.

The Mustangs defeated Saint Ambrose, 6-2, and blanked Lincoln College,  8-0, in five innings on a two-hitter by Jayna Witzany.

The victories raised the Mustangs to 3-3 for the season.

Hannah Mausser went 3-for-3 with three RBIs with a double, triple and  sacrifice fly in the victory over Saint Ambrose. She also scored twice.

Jess Heick was 2-for-3, scored twice and had two stolen bases. Madelyn  Irwin pitched all seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits. She  struck out five batters and walked only one.



Armendano powers Mustangs by No. 8 Stritch

MILWAUKEE - Julian Armendano collected 18 kills Friday as the Mount  Mercy men's volleyball team defeated eighth-ranked Cardinal Stritch of Wisconsin, 30-28, 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, at a tournament in Milwaukee.

Armendano also had 13 kills when the Mustangs topped the Milwaukee School of Engineering, 25-20, 21-25, 25-11, 27-25, in the event.

Ben Steffen had 11 kills in the victory over Cardinal Stritch. Ben Ruggles rolled up 43 assists. Armendano and Evan Gaskill made 11 digs. Steffen blocked eight shots and Strahil Svilenski swatted six for the  Mustangs (10-5).



Mustangs suffer critical loss at buzzer

CANTON, Mo. - Mason Vires hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer Wednesday  night to give Culver-Stockton a 94-92 victory over Mount Mercy in a Heart of America Conference game in Missouri.

The heartbreaking defeat left the Mustangs 2 1/2 games out of a  playoff spot for the conference tournament with just three games remaining, probably killing their chances of making the postseason  event.

Culver-Stockton is in last place in the Heart of America Conference,  but they protected their home court on the last-second heroics by Vires.

Mount Mercy rallied from a 11-point deficit in the second half and took a 92-91 lead with four seconds remaining on two free throws by Davion Watson, but the slim advantage quickly evaporated.

The Mustangs fell to 13-14 overall and 8-13 in the conference. Culver-Stockton raised its marks to 5-21 overall and 4-18 in the league.



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