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Kirkwood - Volleyball

KCC volleyball draws No. 9 seed for nationals

The Kirkwood women's volleyball team will face Illinois Central in the  opening round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament on  Thursday, Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center in  Charleston, W.Va.

Kirkwood (26-14) is the No. 9 seed in the 16-team tournament and  Illinois Central (33-10) is the No. 8 seed.

Illinois Central trimmed the Eagles, 3-2, in their only meeting this  season Sept. 20 at Illinois Central.

If Kirkwood defeats Illinois Central, the Eagles would face Parkland  or Mercyhurst North East in the quarterfinals next Thursday at 6:30  p.m. If Kirkwood loses to Illinois Central, the Eagles would meet the  Parkland-Mercyhurst loser on Friday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.

Kirkwood finished fourth at the national tournament last year.



Kirkwood - Volleyball

KCC volleyball team headed to nationals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kirkwood women's volleyball team is headed  back to the NJCAA Division II national tournament in West Virginia.

The 14th-ranked Eagles swept Metropolitan Community College, 25-17,  25-20, 25-23, in the district finals Saturday to continue their  postseason surge.

Kirkwood (26-14) advances to the national tournament at the Charleston  Civic Center in Charlestown, W.Va., Nov, 21-23. The Eagles finished  fourth at nationals last year and will be making their sixth trip to  the national tournament in 15 years under Coach Jill Williams.

Anna Gorsich sparked Kirkwood with 13 kills against Metropolitan  (13-24). Peyton Brokovich and Abbie Ericson had nine kills. Aubrin  Dittmer and Taylor Carey contributed five kills in the sweep.



Kirkwood - Volleyball

Eagles whip No. 1 seed for regional title

FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood women's volleyball team knocked off the No.  1 seed on its own court Sunday to claim the Region XI-A championship.

The 19th-ranked Eagles upended eighth-ranked Iowa Central, 25-23,  20-25, 25-21, 26-24, in the regional finals in Fort Dodge with a  clutch performance.

Kirkwood (25-14) will face Metropolitan Community College (13-23) in a  district tournament in Kansas City Saturday, with the winner advancing  to the NJCAA Division II national tournament in Charleston, W.Va.,  Nov. 21-23.

Kirkwood handed Iowa Central its only loss in the ICCAC conference  this season, but the Eagles were seeded No. 4 and Iowa Central was  seeded No. 1 for the regional based on the league standings.



Kirkwood - Volleyball

Eagles roll into regional finals

FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood Eagles swept DMACC, 27-25, 25-14, 25-13, in  the semifinals of the Region XI-A women's volleyball tournament  Saturday in Fort Dodge.

The 19th-ranked Eagles (24-14) will face eighth-ranked Iowa Central  (33-5) in the regional finals Sunday on Iowa Central's home court.  Kirkwood defeated Iowa Central, 3-2, during the regular season at  Johnson Hall in Cedar Rapids.

Kirkwood is the No. 4 seed in the regional and Iowa Central is the No. 1 seed.



Kirkwood - Volleyball

No. 19 Eagles spike Hawkeye CC

The 19th-ranked Kirkwood women's volleyball team finished the regular  season with a resounding 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 victory over Hawkeye  Community College Wednesday night at Johnson Hall.

Coach Jill Williams and the Eagles drew the No. 4 seed for the Region  XI-A tournament this weekend and will face No. 5 seed DMACC in the  semifinals Saturday at 3 p.m. in Fort Dodge.

Anna Gorsich led Kirkwood with 12 kills and Aubrin Dittmer had eight.  Madi Wagaman dished out 24 assists. Maranda Wheelock, Olivia Richards  and Maggie Peters had three service aces.

Wheelock finished with 15 digs and Richards had 14. Taylor Carey  blocked four shots.


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