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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 15, 2008

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Sept. 15, 2008

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file

Wednesday, September 17
Volleyball Northwest at No. 3 Washburn Topeka, Kan. 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 18
Soccer Northwest vs. Missouri Southern Bearcat Pitch 4 p.m.
Friday, September 19
Tennis Northwest at Washburn Invitational Topeka, Kan. 8:30 a.m.
Volleyball Northwest vs. Fort Hays State Bearcat Arena 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 20
Tennis Northwest at Washburn Invitational Topeka, Kan. 8:30 a.m.
Cross Country Northwest at Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational Lincoln, Neb. 10 a.m.
Volleyball Northwest vs. No. 14 Emporia State Bearcat Arena 3 p.m.
Soccer Northwest at Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. 4 p.m.
Football No. 9 Northwest at Truman Kirksville, Mo. 7 p.m.


No. 9 Football (2-1 / 1-0 MIAA)

  • Northwest plays for possession of the Hickory Stick, the oldest traveling trophy in Division II, against Truman this Saturday in the first road contest of season.
  • The Bearcats have won the last six meetings against the Bulldogs and 11 of the past 12.
  • With a 42-35 victory against Missouri Western Sept. 13, Mel Tjeerdsma now stands alone in 10th in Division II's all-time win list.
  • LaRon Council turned in a career day against Missouri Western, rushing for 144 yards and four touchdowns to help lead the Bearcats to a 42-35 victory.

Volleyball (3-8 / 0-0 MIAA)

  • Northwest begins the MIAA season Wednesday at No. 2 Washburn before opening at home with Fort Hays State Friday and No. 16 Emporia State Saturday.
  • Wednesday's match will be the MIAA opener for both teams. Head Coach Anna Tool is 2-0 in conference openers.
  • The Bearcats went 1-2 at the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational, with Amber Ryan leading the Bearcats with 49 kills, 19 blocks and a .362 hitting percentage.

Soccer (5-1 / 1-1 MIAA)

  • The Bearcats return home to host Missouri Southern Thursday before traveling to Southwest Baptist Saturday to continue the MIAA schedule.
  • Head Coach Tracy Hoza is undefeated (5-0) against Missouri Southern when playing the Lions at home.
  • Holly Ramaeker became the fourth Bearcat in program history to score three goals in a single game, doing so against Missouri Western Sept. 13. With five goals this season, Ramaeker's tied for eighth in season records.
  • Krista Pollman moved up the career assist records with an assist in both games last week. She and Ramaeker are tied for second with seven career assists.

Men's Cross Country

  • The Bearcats will be back on the course Saturday, heading to Lincoln, Neb., for the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. Races begin from Pioneer's Park at 10 a.m.
  • Northwest won the Bearcat/Spoofhound Open Sept. 6 with a perfect team score of 15.
  • T.R. Pursell finished first for Northwest and second overall on the four-mile course, running 21:23.1.

Women's Cross Country

  • Northwest returns to the cross country course at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
  • The Bearcats finished first of three teams in the Bearcat/Spoofhound Open Sept. 6 with a perfect score of 15.
  • Angela Adams finished third overall in her collegiate debut to lead Northwest with 20:34.3

Men's Tennis

  • Northwest begins the fall season at the Washburn Invitational Sept. 19-20. The Bearcats were scheduled to open at the Truman Invitational last weekend, but heavy rains forced cancellation.
  • This weekend's tournament will be the only chance for competition before the men host the ITA South Central Regional Sept. 26-28.
  • The only returning senior, Daniel Usieto ended the 2008 spring season 17-5 at No. 3 singles and had won nine of his last 10 matches.

Women's Tennis

  • Northwest continues the fall season at the Washburn Invitational Sept. 19-20.
  • The Bearcats won three flights at the Truman Invitational Sept. 5-6: Lina Gomez (1 and 2), Jordan Lipira (3 and 4) and Erica Leston (5 and 6). All three went 6-0.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
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