Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mount Mercy women blank Holy Cross

Danielle Herdliska and Brittany Mielke found the back of the net Saturday as the Mount Mercy women's soccer team blanked Holy Cross, 2-0, at Kingston Stadium.

Lauren Konchar collected assists on both goals for the Mustangs (2-0).

Hannah Schroeder had to make only one save in goal for Mount Mercy for the shutout.



Mount Mercy men boot Hannibal-LaGrange

Marco Fichtner scored two goals Saturday as the Mount Mercy men's soccer team defeated Hannibal-LaGrange, 3-1, in a college match at Kingston Stadium.

Kevin Farguharson notched the third goal for the Mustangs (2-0). Haris Hadzalic and Fichtner collected assists.

Goar Kempf-Heitlinger made six saves in goal for Mount Mercy.



Mount Mercy women lead golf meet

Meg Monson fired a 5-over-par 77 Friday to help the Mount Mercy women's golf team take the lead after the first round of the Mount Mercy Fall Invitational at Hunters Ridge.

Sydney Clement of Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) has the individual lead after 18 holes at 2-over 74. Monson sits in second place with her 77.

The Mustangs have an eight-shot lead on AIB heading into the final round Saturday.


1. Mount Mercy 338, 2. AIB 346, 3. DMACC 357, 4. Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 358, 5. Culver-Stockton 393, 6. Viterbo 396.

MOUNT MERCY: Meg Monson 77, Madison Goodfellow 83, Kelsey Dircks 86, Chelsea Gryp 92, Ludmila Machnicki 103.





Mustangs split 2 volleyball matches

CHICAGO - The Mount Mercy University volleyball team split two matches at the St.Xavier/Trinity Christian Crossover Tournament in Chicago Friday.

The Mustangs lost to Roosevelt (Ill.), 25-22, 25-23, 25-19, but rebounded with a 20-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18 victory over Spring Arbor (Mich.).

Megan Paustian had 12 kills for the Mustangs against Roosevelt. Samantha Meyer had 15 digs. Abbie Perez collected 17 assists.

Rebekah Kujat finished with 18 kills against Spring Arbor. Gabrielle Hilliard had 22 assists. Lyndsay Murray had 15 digs.

Mount Mercy has a 3-2 record.



Mount Mercy women gallop to 2nd

PALO - The Mount Mercy women's cross country team captured second place at the 21st Annual Mustang Gallop at the Morgan Creek Park Trail in Palo Friday.

Cornell won the women's 4K race with 48 points. The Mustangs were next in the seven-team field with 62 markers.

Liz Mosbach finished fifth for Mount Mercy in 15:18. Sanjuanita Martin of Cornell won the race in a swift 14:26.

Iowa Central won the men's race. Mount Mercy finished fifth out of seven teams. Evan Bowman led the Mustangs in the 5K race in 22nd place.

Elisha Kipruto of Iowa Central captured the individual title in 15:07.


1. Cornell 48, 2. Mount Mercy 62, 3. Dubuque 75, 4. Iowa Central 75, 5. NIACC 111, 6. Mount Mercy Alum 153, 7. Sauk Valley 204.

MOUNT MERCY: 5. Liz Mosbach 15:18, 11. Dana Ewan 15:49, 12. Molly Pruett 15:51, 15. Katie Hoffert 16:12,  19. Eveline Niyokwizigigwa 16:20, 20. Marinna Schroud 16:21, 25. Abby Martin 16:48.


1. Iowa Central White 35, 2. Iowa Central Blue 43, 3. NIACC 71, 4. Dubuque 110, 5. Mount Mercy 130, 6. Cornell 137, 7. Sauk Valley 209.

MOUNT MERCY: 22. Evan Bowman 16:29, 24. Tyler Keith 16:31, 25. Anthony Kinley 16:36, 26. Colton Blay 16:40, 33. Eric Stevenson 17:13, 42. Rhett Thys 18:20, 43. Jacob Herndon 18:24.






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