This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 11, 2008

Bearcats Head to New York for Final Nonconference Weekend

Match Notes (.pdf)

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State volleyball ventures out east for the first time in program history, traveling to Oakdale, N.Y., for the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational Sept. 12-13 at Dowling College.

The Bearcats face three teams who advanced to the NCAA tournament last season, and all three will be first-time opponents for Northwest. The host Dowling Golden Lions advanced to the national quarterfinals held at Washburn last season, while Bentley and Adelphi were both second-round teams.

Northwest suffered a rough weekend at the Missouri Southern Invitational, going 0-4 and having seven sets decided by three points or less. Sara Falcone led the Bearcats with 31 kills and a .379 hitting percentage in the four matches.

Alex Hanna earned her first collegiate start against Midwestern State Sept. 5 after leading the Bearcat offense in the two previous matches against Mary and Drury. Hanna led Northwest with a .305 hitting percentage and 3.7 kills per set in those three matches.

Amber Ryan continues to remain consistent at the net, with a .317 hitting percentage through the season's first eight matches. She's one of two sophomores in the MIAA with a hitting percentage greater than .300 and ranks eighth overall in league statistics.

Head Coach Anna Tool will have a chance to move up Northwest coaching records. A pair of wins will tie her with her predecessor Lori Slight with 35 career wins, while a sweep of all three teams will put Tool alone in sixth all-time.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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