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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 20, 2007

Bearcat Soccer Continues Home Stand With Emporia State and Washburn

MARYVILLE - (Game Notes) Northwest Missouri State soccer continues its five-game home stand this weekend with a return to MIAA action. The Bearcats welcome Emporia State on Sept. 21 and No. 15 Washburn on Sept. 22 for a pair of 2 p.m. games.

A win this weekend would make head coach Tracy Hoza the winningest coach in Bearcat soccer history. She stands tied with Joann Wolf at 22 wins. Hoza is 3-1 in MIAA home openers, with the lone loss coming in double overtime last season to Southwest Baptist.

Northwest notched its first win of the season on Sept. 18, defeating Wayne State 2-1 at Bearcat Pitch. Amanda Deml scored the first goal for the Bearcats in the 10th minute off an assist from Andrea Freeman, while Krista Obley scored in the 50th minute from a corner kick by Shannon FitzGerald. Northwest outshot the Wildcats 23-4, allowing no shots in the second half.

Deml and Marti Trummer both need five shots to move up in career shot standings. Trummer (102) and Deml (65) sit third and 10th, respectively, going into this weekend. Obley moved into a tied for ninth in career goals, scoring her fifth against Wayne State.

Emporia State enters with a 0-7 record and 0-2 in MIAA play. The Hornets are scoreless in the past three games and have allowed 15 goals in that span. Emporia State is winless on the road since Sept. 11, 2005, a stretch of 17 games.

Forward Sarah Tetuan leads the Hornets with two goals. Goalkeeper Megan Martin leads the conference with 8.14 saves per game. Northwest has won the last three games against Emporia since Oct. 16, 2005, and are 4-2 all-time when playing at Bearcat Pitch.

No. 15 Washburn is 4-3-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play and represent the first nationally-ranked opponent for the Bearcats this season. The defending MIAA champion, the Lady Blues lead the MIAA in shots, points, goals and assists this season.

Forward Jessica Mainz leads the conference in points, goals, shots and shots on goal, and is tied with teammate Ashley Taylor for the assists lead. Head coach Tim Collins is 39-33-15 as the general for the Lady Blues since their inaugural season in 2003.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
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