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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 29, 2008

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Sept. 29, 2008

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file

Thursday, October 2
Golf Northwest hosts Bearcat Fall Classic Mozingo Lake
Volleyball Northwest at South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. 7 p.m.
Soccer Northwest at Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. 7 p.m.
Friday, October 3
Golf Northwest hosts Bearcat Fall Classic Mozingo Lake
Women's Tennis Northwest at ITA South Central Regional Abilene, Texas 9 a.m.
Saturday, October 4
Women's Cross Country Northwest at Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree Stillwater, Okla. 8 a.m.
Women's Tennis Northwest at ITA South Central Regional Abilene, Texas 9 a.m.
Soccer Northwest hosts No. 4 Nebraska-Omaha Bearcat Pitch 12 p.m.
Football No. 7 Northwest vs. No. 6 Pittsburg State
Fall Classic VII
Kansas City, Mo. 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 5
Golf Northwest at Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational Lincoln, Neb.
Women's Tennis Northwest at ITA South Central Regional Abilene, Texas 9 a.m.

No. 7 Football (4-1 / 3-0 MIAA)

  • Northwest and Pittsburg State meet for the Fall Classic at Arrowhead VII, set for Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. from Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium.
  • Northwest is 4-2 in the Fall Classic, winning last season's contest 37-34 in overtime.
  • Both teams have been ranked in the top 10 in eight of the past 10 meetings and both teams are the last unbeaten teams in MIAA play.
  • Northwest is facing it's third top-10 opponent of the season in the Gorillas. The Bearcats have never faced three top-10 teams in the regular season in program history.
  • The Bearcats posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1984 with a 42-0 victory against Nebraska-Omaha Sept. 27.

Volleyball (6-11 / 3-3 MIAA)

  • Northwest continues its four-match road stretch at South Dakota Oct. 2. The Coyotes are in transition to Division I.
  • The Bearcats are 12-3 all-time against South Dakota, winning the last meeting between the two in five sets in Bearcat Arena.
  • Amber Ryan led the Bearcats to a 2-1 record last week and earned her first career double-double with 21 kills and 14 digs, both career-highs.
  • Katie Swenson moved into fifth in sophomore season records with 112 assists last week. She stands with 584 assists this season.

Soccer (6-2-1 / 2-2-1 MIAA)

  • Northwest heads to Central Missouri Thursday before welcoming No. 4 Nebraska-Omaha to Bearcat Pitch Saturday.
  • Kira Lazenby posted her fifth shutout of the season to break the program record in a 0-0 tie with Missouri Western Sept. 25. She's tied for the conference lead in shutouts with UCM's Lauren Bamvakais.
  • It's the first meeting with Nebraska-Omaha since 2004 and the first time playing the Mavericks in Maryville since 2000.

Women's Cross Country

  • After a break last weekend, the Bearcat women's cross country team travels to Stillwater, Okla., for the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree Oct. 4. Races begin from OSU Cross Country Course at 8 a.m.
  • In the last trip to the Cowboy Jamboree in 2004, the women finished fourth of 17 teams.
  • At the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational Sept. 20, Northwest finished 15th of 21 college division teams, lead by Jane Bowness with 25:19.1 in the 6K race.


  • Northwest hosts the two-day Bearcat Fall Classic Oct. 2-3 at Mozingo Lake Golf Course before traveling to the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational Oct. 5-6.
  • The Bearcats finished fifth at the William Jewell Women's Invitational Sept. 25-26. Freshman Megan Chaney led Northwest with a 16th overall finish, shooting a 184 in 36 holes.
  • Jessica Feuerbach holds a narrow lead in the season stroke count with 374 total strokes through 72 holes. Chaney has 375 strokes.

Women's Tennis

  • Northwest wraps up its fall season at the ITA South Central Regional Tournament at Abilene, Texas, Oct. 3-5.
  • The winner of the singles and doubles tournaments advance to the ITA Small College Championships Oct. 16-19 in Mobile, Ala.
  • Lisa Pendrak is 8-1 in singles during the fall season and won flights four, five and six at the Washburn Invitational Tournament Sept. 19-20.
  • Pendrak and Veronica Castilla won the doubles flight at Washburn and are 2-0 as a team this season.

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