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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Jan. 27, 2006

Northwest Missouri State Soccer Boosts Attendance; One of Most Improved Teams in DII

MARYVILLE, Mo. -- The Northwest Missouri Soccer team enjoyed a boost in attendance for the 2005 season. There was a 120 percent increase in attendance overall, compared to 2004. An average of 260 people per game saw soccer matches, tops all-time at Northwest and second highest in the MIAA. Also, Northwest set the single-game attendance record of 378 against Missouri-Rolla on Sept. 3. That contest marked the second highest single-game mark in the league.

The Bearcats enjoyed success on the field as well with a 4.5-game improvement in wins from 2004. Northwest tied with Bemidji State and New Haven (Conn.) for 12th on the NCAA Division II's Most Improved Teams list. Grand Canyon (Ariz.) was No. 1 with a seven-game improvement.

Northwest went 5-8-5, which bettered the 2004 team's mark of 4-16-0. The Bearcats tied the all-time NCAA Division II mark with nine overtime matches last year.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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