Sept. 10, 2011
Bearcats fall victim to sweep at SBU Bash
BOLIVAR, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State dropped both matches, 3-0 on Saturday to Lindenwood and Minnesota State to close out the SBU Purple Bash.
The Bearcats fell to 3-5 on the season as they prepare for MIAA play on Wednesday at Emporia State. The Lions would sweep Northwest with scores of 25-16, 25-18, and 25-23.
Northwest got another solid performance from Laira Akin who recorded 24 assists against Lindenwood. However, Akin would be the only bright spot for the Bearcats would were outmatched on Saturday.
Brooke Bartosh would add 12 kills as the only Bearcat to record double figure kills in the night cap.
In their first game of the day the Bearcats fell to a tough Minnesota State squad. Northwest would push the Mavericks in the first set before falling 31-29. Both teams would battle back and forth in the final two sets as well, however, MSU would pull out win and the sweep winning 25-23 and 25-27.
Northwest opens MIAA on Wednesday at Emporia State before opening their home slate on Sept. 20 against perennial power Washburn.
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