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No. 13 Eagles enjoy Sophomore Night

The Kirkwood women's volleyball team had a simple goal on Sophomore Night at Johnson Hall Wednesday.

Collect an impressive victory, give everyone a chance to play and get ready for the postseason tournament next week.

Mission accomplished.

The 13th-ranked Eagles rolled by Ellsworth, 25-10, 25-13, 25-12, on a night when their graduating sophomores got to take center stage with their parents and family.

"We had some fun with it and I thought we played pretty good volleyball," said Coach Jill Williams.

The Eagles raised their records to 29-7 overall and 5-3 in the ICCAC Conference with one match left in the regular season.


Mustangs sweep Culver-Stockton in volleyball

CANTON, Mo. - Alyssa Weldon collected 11 kills Tuesday night and  Maddie Bell added 10 as Mount Mercy swept Culver-Stockton, 25-21,  25-18, 25-19, in a Heart of America Conference volleyball match.

Kayla Daggett dished out 34 assists for the Mustangs. Lauren Stopko  had 20 digs. Olivia Makinen and Bell blocked three shots.

Mount Mercy raised its records to 17-12 overall and 6-10 in the conference.


Peters, Eagles win JUCO golf tourney

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - Dawson Peters and the Kirkwood Eagles emerged as the big winners at the NJCAA Division II National Preview at the Swan Lake Resort Black Course Saturday in Plymouth, Ind.

Peters won the individual title with a 1-over-par 145 with rounds of 71 and 74 in the 36-hole tournament. James Morgan and George Kalpakas of Kirkwood tied for second place at 3-over 147. Will Babcock tied for seventh for the Eagles at 7-over 151.

Kirkwood trailed Parkland College by one shot after the first round Friday, but the Eagles pulled away for an 11-shot victory.


Aldrich-Ingram helps KCC 'kill' foes

FORT DODGE - Alexa Aldrich-Ingram became the national leader in kills Saturday as the 12th-ranked Kirkwood Eagles swept both of their matches at the Iowa Central tournament in Fort Dodge.

Ingram collected 28 kills in the two matches, raising her NJCAA Division II national total to 538 in 35 contests.

Kirkwood swept Rock Valley, 25-10, 25-7, 25-18, and blanked Carl Sandburg, 25-15, 27-25, 25-17, to finish the tournament with a 3-1 record. The Eagles have a 28-7 overall mark for the season.

Abbi Tunis had nine blocks against Rock Valley. Aldrich-Ingram and Haleigh Durnin had seven apiece. Lauren Keane provided 25 assists. Aldrich-Ingram had three aces. Hannah Huss and Keane finished with eight digs.


Graceland trims Mustang volleyball

LAMONI - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team suffered another tough loss Saturday with a 25-15, 27-29, 18-25, 25-20, 15-13 setback in a Heart of America Conference match to Graceland.

The Mustangs enjoyed a 2-1 lead after three sets, but they could not finish the match with a victory.

Kayla Daggett dished out 45 assists for Mount Mercy. Becca Thomson had 20 kills, Maddie Bell 12 and Alyssa Weldon 11. Lauren Stopko had 33 digs and Sam Whalen 23.


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