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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Oct. 5, 2011

Northwest prepares for crucial match with Truman

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MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State soccer team closes out its home stand against MIAA opponent Truman State at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bearcat Pitch.

To help fill the stands and boost fan support, the first 50 students at the match will receive a free Bearcat athletics shirt.

Winners of three of their last four games, the Bearcats stand at 5-2-2 on the year and are third in the MIAA standings at 2-0 entering Thursday afternoon's matchup with the Bulldogs. Northwest is still looking for its first-ever win over the Bulldogs after battling to a 0-0 tie in Kirksville last month.

Tomorrow's game also marks the end of a five-game homestand at Bearcat Pitch with the chance of moving to 3-0 in league play and a first-place tie with Central Missouri. The Bearcats fell at home last weekend to the Jennies, 4-0.

With a win the Bearcats would double last season's win total at the midway point before two crucial road trips to MIAA-rivals Washburn and Missouri Western. Northwest has also been a second half team, outscoring opponents 11-7 after the half.

Scoring a pair of goals on Tuesday, Victoria Von Mende moved into a tie with Tammie Eiberger for the team lead with eight goals apiece. Eiberger has been an important part of the Bearcat offense leading the team in assists as well with six and a total of 22 points.

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468