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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 14, 2006

2006 Northwest Soccer Schedule Announced

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State soccer team and head coach Tracy Cross have announced the 2006 schedule.

The Bearcats get the season kicked off with a two day trip up to Wayne, Neb., on Aug. 26-27. The first foe for Northwest in 2006 is York College on Aug. 26 and then the Bearcats will play Wayne State the next day.

After the trip north, Northwest will play five straight matches at home starting on Sept. 2 against Concordia-St. Paul. The Bearcats will play host to two other nonconference schools, Augustana (S.D.) Sept. 4 and five days later Upper Iowa.

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association portion of the schedule gets started during the Bearcats longest home stand on Sept. 15 against Southwest Baptist; the home stretch concludes the next day against Missouri Southern.

After the five straight matches at home, Northwest will then hit the road for five starting with Washburn on Sept. 23. The match at Washburn is the part of the schedule where the Bearcats will play four matches in eight days, with a trip to Emporia on Sept. 24, Central Missouri on Sept. 27 and then concluding with Truman on Sept. 30.

Truman won its seventh consecutive MIAA regular season crown, after ending the year 8-3-3. Missouri Southern and Washburn tied for second in the conference and were a half game out of first place at 7-3-4. Central Missouri and Emporia State rounded out the top five, with the Jennies finishing 8-5-1 and the Hornets ended the season, 5-7-2.

The final road match during this span will be down to St. Joseph against Missouri Western on Oct. 4. The MIAA schedule will then recycle when the Bearcats host Missouri Western on Oct. 7.

The final six matches for Northwest in 2006 will have it hosting Washburn, Emporia, Central Missouri and Truman. In between the matches with Emporia and Central, the Bearcats travel south to Southwest Baptist and Missouri Southern.

The Bearcats look to carry over the success they had in 2005, as the 12th most improved women's team in Division II with a record of 5-8-5. The soccer team also tied South Dakota State for a D-II record with most overtimes in a season at nine.

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
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