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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Nov. 4, 2009

Bearcats Fall to No. 20 UNO in Three

OMAHA, Neb. -The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team dropped a match on the road on Wednesday night at No. 20 Nebraska-Omaha, 16-25, 20-25 and 18-25.

Alex Hanna, Ashley Mitchell and Kelsey Larson all had six kills to lead the Bearcats in the loss. Mitchell also added a solo block and four block assists. Sara Falcone and Amber Ryan each added five kills. Falcone chipped in with seven digs.

Laira Akin had a solid match from her setter position. Akin had 23 assists to lead Northwest, and added a kill, a block, a service ace and had 11 digs. Libero Paige Spangenberg led the Bearcats with 16 digs in the match. Spangenberg is now 64 digs away from breaking the all-time program career digs record held by Jill Quast.

Northwest (13-29, 4-12 MIAA) will host another ranked team on Friday, in sixth-ranked Central Missouri at 7 p.m. inside Bearcat Arena.


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