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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Schuring named Mount Mercy women's basketball coach

Mount Mercy Athletic Director Paul Gavin has announced that Tim Schuring has been selected to lead the Mustang women's basketball program beginning April 1.

"We're excited to welcome Tim to the Mount Mercy family," said Gavin. "He has extensive experience coaching and teaching the game of basketball at all levels and has revived collegiate programs into conference and national contenders.

"Tim's passion for creating a strong and positive team culture will be integral to the success of our women's basketball program."

Schuring founded TNT5 Basketball Development in 2008, and since then the organization has gained a reputation as one of the best skill development organizations in Iowa. Over the past 12 years he has served as owner, head coach and skill trainer. Most recently, his focus has been coaching the Iowa Prep 15-under girls club team and 17-under boys squad.

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Mustang spikers trimmed by Dordt

The Mount Mercy men's volleyball suffered a tough loss to Dordt Thursday night in a non-conference match at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Dordt won the seesaw contest in five sets, 25-15, 15-25, 25-18, 17-25, 19-17.

Nikola Stoimenov led the Mustangs (16-7) with 16 kills, eight digs, five blocks and four service aces. Julian Armendano had 10 kills.

Ben Ruggles distributed 28 assists. Strahil Svilenski made 14 digs. Ryan Tilkens blocked six shots.

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Mount Mercy trimmed by No. 7 Lourdes

The Mount Mercy men's volleyball team put up a good fight against the seventh-ranked team in the country Wednesday night, but fell a little short.

The Mustangs lost to Lourdes of Ohio, 25-23, 26-24, 18-25, 25-23, in a non-conference match at the Hennessey Recreation Center.

The setback dropped Mount Mercy to 16-6 and snapped an 11-match winning streak. Lourdes raised its record to 17-4.

Ben Steffen blocked seven shots for the Mustangs. Julian Armendano provided 14 kills and 13 digs.

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Faur shines as Mustangs sweep

Jake Faur pitched a one-hitter for five innings Sunday as Mount Mercy  defeated Missouri Valley, 14-5, in the second game of a Heart of  America Conference doubleheader at the Plaster Athletic Complex.

The Mustangs won the opener, 8-6, to sweep the doubleheader, raising  their records to 8-8 overall and 3-1 in the conference.

Faur struck out seven batters and walked only one during his five  shutout innings. Missouri Valley scored four runs in the top of the  sixth against a relief pitcher, but the Mustangs had an 11-0 lead by  then thanks to a 10-run uprising in the third inning.

Nick Sueppel went 3-for-3 with four RBIs in the 14-5 verdict in the  nightcap. Cael Lambe was 3-for-3 with two doubles and scored three  runs. Michael Barbato was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs for the  Mustangs. Spencer Wiskus and Chase Costa had two RBIs.

Collin Shrader was 2-for-3 with two doubles and scored twice in the  8-6 victory in the opener. Lyle Fini was 2-for-2. Joshua Neyens scored  three times. Chili Moseley scored twice.

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Ertz shines at NAIA track meet

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Andrea Ertz of Mount Mercy enjoyed a strong  performance at the NAIA indoor track championships in South Dakota  Saturday.

Ertz finished third in the women's 1000 meter run in 2:54.42 and  placed sixth in the mile run in 4:59.32.

Luke Nickelson of Mount Mercy placed seventh in the men's triple jump  at 48 feet, 3/4 inch. Vanessa Cortes of Mount Mercy finished ninth in  the women's 5000 meter run in 17:56.44.

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