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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 27, 2008

Bearcat Weekly for the Week of Oct. 27, 2008

Bearcat Weekly .pdf file

Tuesday, October 28
Volleyball Northwest hosts Rockhurst Bearcat Arena 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29
Volleyball Northwest at Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 7 p.m.
Friday, October 31
Volleyball Northwest hosts No. 18 Pittsburg State Bearcat Arena 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 1
Football No. 3 Northwest hosts Emporia State Bearcat Stadium 1 p.m.
Volleyball Northwest hosts Southwest Baptist Bearcat Arena 5 p.m.
Soccer Northwest at Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. 7 p.m.


No. 3 Football (8-1 / 7-0 MIAA)

  • Northwest closes out the regular-season home schedule and recognize 13 seniors Saturday against Emporia State. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
  • A win on Saturday will guarantee the Bearcats a share of their third consecutive MIAA title. It would be the 26th straight conference victory for Northwest.
  • Northwest is 22-2 against the Hornets all-time and have won 13 straight in the series. The average margin of victory since 2000 is by 27.8 points.
  • The Bearcats lead the MIAA in scoring offense, rushing defense, total offense, total defense, first downs, sacks and third-down conversions.
  • Myles Burnsides earned MIAA Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Bearcats with nine tackles and making an interception to end a potentially game-winning drive at Washburn.

Volleyball (8-17 / 5-8 MIAA)

  • The Bearcats face a busy week with four matches in five days. Three of the four matches will be at home.
  • Paige Spangenberg earned MIAA Specialist of the Week honors after averaging 7.45 digs last week. She broke the school match record with 46 digs against Fort Hays State Oct. 24. She currently leads the MIAA with 5.21 digs per set.
  • With a move back to a 5-1 scheme, Andrea Potter was able to pick up her first career double-doubles at Fort Hays State and No. 9 Emporia State last weekend. In the two matches, she totaled 71 assists and 26 digs.
  • Sara Falcone picked up her first career double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs at Fort Hays State.

Soccer (8-7-2 / 4-7-2 MIAA)

  • Northwest enjoys a light week with a trip to Missouri Southern as the only game this week. The two square off Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
  • A win this week will tie the program win record of nine set in 2006.
  • Andrea Tritz needs one goal to tie the season record and two to break it after scoring her seventh goal of the season against Emporia State Oct. 23.
  • A shutout this weekend will be the seventh for Kira Lazenby and move her into a tie for second in career shutouts.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468