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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Nov. 5, 2008

Hanna Tallies 11 Kills, Hits .455 Against Mavericks

Box Score

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Alex Hanna recorded double-digit kills for the fifth-straight match and hit a career-high .455 as Northwest Missouri State (9-21, 6-11) dropped a three-set match to Nebraska-Omaha (15-13, 11-6) at Bearcat Arena. Scores went 25-20, 25-15, 25-17.

Nebraska-Omaha used an 8-0 run off the serving of Annie Rice in the first set to take a 14-9 lead. The Bearcats tied the set at 19-19 and again at 20-20 before the Mavericks rattled off five points for a 25-20 win in the first set. Hanna hit .857 with six kills and no errors on seven attempts in the first period.

A 14-2 run in the second set pushed the Mavericks to a 14-4 lead and eventually to a 25-15 win. Nebraska-Omaha closed out the match with a 7-1 run in the third set.

Katie Swenson ended the night with 28 assists to improve her career total to 2,356 and move into fourth in all-time records. She made nine digs and missed her 12th double-double of the season.

Sara Falcone finished with 9.5 points off eight kills and a team-high three blocks on top of six digs. She's made a block in the past 13 matches.

Up Next: Northwest travels to No. 14 Central Missouri Nov. 7 for a 7 p.m. match at the UCM Multipurpose Building. The Jennies lost a 3-1 contest No. 10 Truman tonight in Kirksville, Mo.

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

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