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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 18, 2007

Four Seniors Playing Last Games at Bearcat Pitch This Weekend

MARYVILLE - (Game Notes) Four Northwest seniors will play their last games at home this weekend as the Bearcats close out the 2007 home schedule. Northwest Missouri State (4-9-1, 3-6-1 MIAA) entertains No. 25 Missouri Southern (10-3-2, 6-3-1) on Oct. 19 and Southwest Baptist (7-5-2, 6-3-1) on Oct. 20 for a pair of 2 p.m. games. Both opponents are tied for third in MIAA standings entering this weekend.

Midfielder Amy Jackson, midfielder Brittany Cash, defender Krista Obley and forward Marti Trummer will be honored for their accomplishments and contributions to Bearcat soccer prior to the start of the Southwest Baptist game.

Northwest is coming off an unbeaten road weekend, tying Washburn on Oct. 12 and shutting out Emporia State the next night. The Bearcats held Emporia State to one shot; the fewest Northwest has held an MIAA opponent in school history.

The Bearcats tallied a season-high 27 shots against the Hornets last Saturday, improving to 11-1-2 since 2005 when recording 20 or more shots.

Missouri Southern cracked the NSCAA/adidas National Rankings at 25th this week after upsetting then-No. 5 Central Missouri last weekend. The Lions are ranked third in the NSCAA and NCAA Central Region polls. Missouri Southern is unbeaten in the road this season, going 5-0-2.

Nikki Llewellyn leads the Lions with 14 goals and is a three-time MIAA Offensive Player of the Week this season, helping Missouri Southern lead the league with 2.33 goals per game. Head coach Trevor Waschsman is in his fifth season, leading Missouri Southern to its first NCAA postseason appearance in 2006.

Southwest Baptist handed Central Missouri it's first conference loss of the season on Oct. 12 in overtime, but then stumbled in a 1-0 loss to Missouri Western the next day. The Lady Bearcats remain at fifth in the NSCAA/adidas Central Region poll, put dropped from seventh to fifth in the NCAA regional rankings.

Dominie Emmanuel's seven goals and 15 points, both the third-best marks in MIAA statistics, pace the Southwest Baptist offense. She is also second in conference statistics with 1.93 shots on goal per game.

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

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