Oct. 7, 2006
Bearcats Drop Match to Pitt State
PITTSBURG, Kan. - (3-1 L) Northwest Missouri State volleyball dropped tonights match to Pittsburg State 3-1. Coach Anna Tool commented, "We came out sluggish in game one, but we definately picked it up in games two, three, and four." The scores would indicate this as game one was the lowest score for Northwest in the match losing 30-20. The scores in the last three games were 30-25, 23-30, and 30-26, respectively. "We just didn't capitalize," coach Tool commented on the last three games.
Senior Sarah Trowbridge topped both teams in kills with 22 and also picked up 14 digs. Freshman Priscilla Bremer set career highs in kills and attempts with 15 and 45, and picked up her first career solo block. Senior MacKenzie Heston paced the defense with 19 digs and 5 total blocks. The Bearcats 10 blocks is the first time they have hit double digits since recording 10 against University of Central Missouri on Sept. 16.
The Gorillas of Pittsburg State played excellent defense recording 101 team digs with five players in double digits. The defensive prowess was led by Pamela Cartagena with 24 digs and aided by Lindsay Shineman with 20. Cartagena also led the team in kills with 19 and hit .318 at the net.
Coming off win against Southwest Baptist, the Bearcats have not won back-to-back matches since taking two in a row at the Missouri Western Tournament on Sept. 1. Northwest is now 9-14 (3-6 MIAA).
Northwest travels to Arkadelphia, Ark. for the Henderson State Tournament next Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14. The Bearcats will play four matches in two days playing #9 North Alabama on Saturday.
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