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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 31, 2009

Falcone and Ryan Lead Northwest to 3-2 Victory

BOLIVAR, Mo. -Four Bearcats had double-digit kills and Laira Akin dished out 47 assists in a 3-2 victory Saturday afternoon over Southwest Baptist. Set scores went 26-24, 19-25, 25-14, 18-25 and 15-6.

Sara Falcone and Amber Ryan each led Northwest with 15 kills. Falcone hit .342 and had 14 digs, six block assists and an ace in the win. Ryan hit .364 and chipped in with two block assists. Alex Hanna added 12 kills and also had three total blocks. Ashley Mitchell had 10 kills to go along with a solo block, two assisted blocks and four assists. Akin had a kill, an ace, three total blocks and 22 digs to go along with her 47 assists.

Libero Paige Spangenberg led the back row with a season-high 36 digs in the match. Spangenberg also had an ace in the victory. Andrea Potter added an ace of her own to go along with 15 digs.

For the match, Northwest out-hit SBU .159 to .130. The Bearcats also recorded 11 total blocks in the win and five service aces.

Northwest (13-18, 4-11 MIAA) is off until Nov. 4 when they travel to Omaha to face the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at 7 p.m.

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