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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

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Oct. 18, 2010

This Week in Bearcat Athletics

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Bearcat Volleyball has three games this week including the annual "Pink Out" game, football travels to Washburn and soccer has a pair of conference games this week in Bearcat Athletics.

The fifth-ranked Northwest Missouri State football team, (5-1, 5-0 MIAA) fresh off its 42-28, record-setting 42nd consecutive MIAA win against Emporia State on Saturday, will travel to Topeka, Kan., to face Washburn (4-3, 3-2 MIAA) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. from Yager Stadium. The Ichabods defeated Pittsburg State on Saturday, 35-34 in double overtime.

The Bearcats defeated Washburn last season in a thrilling 22-19 overtime homecoming win. Blake Bolles passed for 367 yards and a score in the game. Former Bearcat LaRon Council scored on a one-yard plunge to give Northwest the victory last season.

The Northwest volleyball team (9-9, 5-5 MIAA) will play three matches for the second straight week. The Bearcats will open the week with its annual "Pink Out" game against No. 4 Washburn (21-1, 9-1 MIAA) on Tuesday night. Match is set to start at 7 p.m. inside Bearcat Arena. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness.

The Bearcats will finish the week on the road against Fort Hays State (7-14, 0-9 MIAA) and 15th-ranked Emporia State (17-4, 8-2 MIAA) on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. The Bearcats are coming off a 1-2 record last week, with losses at Missouri Western and No. 10 Truman, but Northwest ended on Saturday with a sweep over Missouri Southern.

The Bearcat soccer team has a pair of games this week. Northwest (2-8-3, 2-7-2 MIAA) will host Emporia State (1-8-3, 1-7-2 MIAA) on Thursday from Bearcat Pitch at 2 p.m. and will travel to Washburn (3-6-3, 3-5-2 MIAA) on Saturday for a 6 p.m. game.

Northwest defeated Missouri Western 2-1 last Thursday behind goals from Kelsey Sanders and Emilee Davison and were defeated 4-0 by No. 2 Central Missouri on Saturday.

The Bearcat cross country teams will travel to Lamoni, Iowa on Saturday for the Graceland Invitational. The meet will be Northwest's final tune-up before traveling to the MIAA Championships on Nov. 6 at Fort Hays State. The Bearcat men and women both competed last weekend at the 22nd annual Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.

Schedule of Events: 

Tuesday, October 19
Volleyball Washburn Maryville, Mo. 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 21
Soccer Emporia State Maryville, Mo. 2 p.m.
Friday, October 22
Volleyball Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 23
Cross Country Graceland Invitational Lamoni, Iowa
Football Washburn Topeka, Kan. 1 p.m.
Soccer Washburn Topeka, Kan. 6 p.m.
Volleyball Emporia State Emporia, Kan. 7 p.m.


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