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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 12, 2007

Bearcat Soccer Travels to Kansas This Weekend for Pair of Night Games

MARYVILLE - (Game Notes) Bearcat soccer (3-9, 2-6 MIAA) ventures on a Kansas road trip this weekend, visiting Washburn (6-5-2, 4-2-2) tonight and Emporia State (0-13, 0-8) tomorrow night in MIAA action. Both games start at 7 p.m.

Amanda Deml needs five shots this weekend to move into fourth in career shots and tie for fourth in season shots. She has 83 career shots and leads the team with 40 shots this season.

Washburn is ranked eighth in the NSCAA/adidas Central Region poll and is unbeaten in the last four MIAA games (2-0-2). Forward Jessica Mainz leads the conference with 2.25 points per game, 0.92 goals, 0.42 assists, 4.58 shots and 2.25 shots on goal. Mainz is third in MIAA career goals with 56 and is a two-time MIAA Offensive Player of the Week this season.

Northwest is looking to snap a three-game losing streak to the Lady Blues. The Bearcats dropped a 2-0 game to then-No. 15 Washburn on Sept. 22 at home.

Emporia State is looking for it's first win of the season after being shut out in the last two games. Goalkeeper Megan Martin leads the conference and is 22nd in Division II with 8.40 saves per game. Sarah Tetuan and Caitlin Riemer lead the Hornets with three goals apiece while Alicia Smith stands with four assists.

The Bearcats hold a four-game winning streak against Emporia State dating back to Oct. 16, 2005, the longest in the series that dates back to 2001. In the first matchup this season, head coach Tracy Hoza became the winningest coach in Northwest soccer history with a 3-2 win over the Hornets at Bearcat Pitch.

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