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Volleyball - Sep 29, 2014

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The seventh-ranked Kirkwood volleyball team raised its record to 20-2 Saturday with a pair of victories at the Johnson County tournament in Overland Park, Kan. The Eagles topped #4 Johnson County, 26-24, 28-26, 25-15, and rallied to defeat #14 North Platte, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16. Erin Wenzel had 14 kills and Heather Poula added 13 kills against #4 Johnson County. Halle Lueck provided 40 assists and 14 digs. Becca Bell, Payton Hilton and Megan Allmandinger had six blocks. Wenzel and Poula had 11 kills against North Platte. Lueck had 40 more assists. Bell blocked 10 shots. Nicole Snyder had 16 digs.

On Friday the Eagles rolled to a pair of 3-0 victories as they topped RV Coffeyville, 25-14, 25-16, 25-17. Heather Poula had 15 kills, Halle Lueck dished out 39 assists and Kensley Heater collected 12 digs. Kirkwood defeated #3 Central (Neb.), 25-17, 25-15, 25-23. Erin Wenzel finished with 14 kills, Poula 13 and Megan Allmandinger added 12 kills. Defensively for the Eagles Poula and Snyder each had 14 digs, Heater contributed 12 and Bell had 6 blocks. Lueck had 39 more assists.

Kirkwood went 4-0 in the tournament.

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Women's Basketball - Sep 29, 2014

KIRKWOODSTUDENTMEDIA- Cedar Rapids, IA-- Eagles basketball is preparing for the upcoming season.  Both the men's and women's basketball teams are practicing for hours each week in anticipation of their first games of the season.

Men's head coach Bryan Petersen spoke about the team's preparedness. "We are currently going through our pre-season workouts. We are working on getting better as a team. We split our workouts into basketball skill workouts, conditioning, agility, weight training and playing as a group. Our goal this fall is to compete every day in everything we do," said Petersen.

Both teams had success last season and are putting a loss in the semifinals finals Region XI junior college tournament behind them, said the coaches.

Women's Head Coach Kim Muhl also has high expectations for the upcoming season. "Your expectations are always to win the regional and try to go to national tournament…the same expectations as last year but the difference is you have to stay healthy. We certainly didn't do that last year and hopefully this year we will stay healthy and have a chance at regionals,"  said Muhl.