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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 31, 2008

Keeping The Lions Down

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MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State will make its final road trip of the regular season Saturday when the Bearcats (8-7-2, 4-7-2) travel to Joplin to take on the Missouri Southern Lions (4-11-1, 2-10-1) at 7 p.m.

Missouri Southern hasn't scored a goal in its last six games and in its last 588 minutes of soccer dating back to a 5-1 win against Emporia State on Oct. 2. The Lions are 0-5-1 in that span.

Northwest is trying to finish above .500 for the first time in program history and that goal is still within reach with three games remaining. A win against Missouri Southern Saturday would tie the Bearcats for the most wins in program history.

Amanda Deml scored the lone goal in a 1-0 Northwest win against Missouri Southern in Maryville back on Sept. 18. Deml scored off a free kick from 20-yards out in the 17th minute. The Lions were limited to four shots in the second half and Northwest goalkeeper Kira Lazenby made four saves to preserve the shutout.

Northwest junior forward Andrea Tritz has seven goals this season and stands one shy of tying the Bearcats' single-season record. Teammate Holly Ramaeker is one behind Tritz with six goals on the year. The Bearcats' 20 goals this season are the sixth-most in program history.

On the defensive side, the Bearcats have allowed 16 scores this season. The program record for fewest goals allowed is 25 set in 2006.

Missouri Southern senior Nikki Llewellyn is the MIAA's fourth-leading scorer of all-time with 46 goals. She enters the weekend one shy of Washburn senior Jessica Mainz, who ranks third. Llewellyn had a hat trick in the 5-1 win against Emporia State, but has misfired on all 15 shots in the six games since.

For more information, please contact:

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

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