Score: Evangel 3, Mount Mercy 1
Records: Evangel (14-24); Mount Mercy (13-17)
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Hennessey Rec Center
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A solid defensive effort Thursday night helped the Evangel volleyball team to a 4-1 win at Mount Mercy in the first round of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 25-14 win in set one after hitting .357 as a team. However, both teams struggled offensively through the next three sets, but it was Evangel prevailing, 25-20, 26-28, 26-24 to advance. Evangel will head to Missouri Valley Saturday for a rematch of the regular season finale on Tuesday in which the Vikings won, 3-0.
Maddie Bell was the only Mustang to finish with double-figure kills adding 11 for Mount Mercy.
Evangel travels to Missouri Valley on Saturday evening for a Heart Quarterfinal matchup against the Vikings. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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