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KCC golfers sizzle at Fall Preview

AMES - The Kirkwood Eagles grabbed a commanding 21-shot lead Sunday after the first round of the Region XI Fall Preview at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames.

Kirkwood posted a four-man score of 1-under-par 287 for a big lead over DMACC, which sits in second place at 308.

Kirkwood golfers own the top-three spots in the individual standings heading into the final round Monday. Dawson Peters tops the leaderboard with a 2-under 70 on the 6,680-yard layout. James Morgan and Ryan Morrison of Kirkwood are tied for second at 1-under 71.

Ben Epperly of Kirkwood is tied for eighth at 3-over 75. Will Babcock is tied for 17th at 7-over 79.


No. 10 Eagles raise mark to 19-3

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team raised its record to 19-3 Saturday by winning two more matches at the Parkland Invitational tournament.

The Eagles swept Vincennes, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14, and knocked off Lincoln Land, 25-22, 22-25, 25-15, 25-11.

Alexa Ingram led Kirkwood to the victory over Vincennes with 15 kills, eight digs and four blocks. Haleigh Durnin had seven blocks, Sami Johnson six, Maddie Huff four and Abbi Tunis four.

Lauren Keane rolled up 29 assists and had 10 digs against Vincennes. Maddie Lavenz finished with 18 digs. Maddie Huff blocked seven shots. Tunis and Lavenz had three aces.

Ingram and Tunis paced the victory over Lincoln Land with 13 kills apiece. Durnin had nine kills and Johnson eight.


Mount Mercy runners claim titles

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Both of the Mount Mercy cross country teams captured top honors at the Bakersfield College Invitational Friday in California.

James Lindstrom and Aaron Goldin of Mount Mercy finished 1-2 in the men's competition to lead the Mustangs to the team championship. Lindstrom won the four-mile race in 22 minutes, 6 seconds.

McKenna Johnson of Mount Mercy placed third in the women's race to pace the Mustangs to the overall crown. She covered the 5 kilometer race in 20 minutes, 37 seconds.


No. 10 Eagles cruise at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood volleyball team sailed to a pair of straight-set victories at the Parkland tournament Friday.

The Eagles swept John A. Logan, 25-21, 25-11, 25-20 in their first match and defeated Southwestern Illinois, 25-13, 25-15, 25-7 in their second contest in Illinois.

Maddie Lavenz collected 41 digs in the two matches. Abbi Tunis had 21 kills. Alexa Ingram finished with 18 kills, nine digs and six blocks.


No. 10 KCC volleyball sweeps Southeastern

WEST BURLINGTON - Abbi Tunis collected nine kills and six blocked shots Wednesday night as the 10th-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team swept Southeastern, 25-23 25-12, 25-22.

Alexa Ingram furnished 12 kills, 17 digs and four blocks for Kirkwood. Haleigh Durnin had seven kills. Maddie Huff finished with six kills and five blocks.

Lauren Keane rolled up 33 assists in three sets.


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