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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Oct. 12, 2011

Bearcats grind in loss to No. 7 Jennies

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MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Bearcat volleyball team dropped a decision to 7th-ranked Central Missouri on Wednesday night inside Bearcat Arena.  Northwest Missouri State fell in straight sets, 26-24, 25-14 and 26-24 against the Jennies.

The loss drops Northwest to 8-11 overall and 2-4 in the MIAA. 

Laira Akin had a great game for Northwest accounting for 33 of the Bearcats' 37 assists in the match.  Akin added 10 digs recording her tenth double-double of the season. 

Abby Graves had a team-high 13 kills and earned her fifth double-double of the season contributing 10 digs.  Tori Beckman chipped in 16 digs for Northwest in the loss.

Amy Majors contributed 7 kills and 2 blocks for the Bearcats.

Northwest would hold match-point in the third set but the Jennies rallied back to take the set 26-24. 

With the win the No. 7 Central Missouri remains a perfect 7-0 in MIAA play and extend their winning streak to 12-games.  The Jennies were led by senior Allie Huffman who contributed 10 kills in the win.  Setter Julia Bates contributed 34 assists for the Jennies.  

Northwest will enjoy the weekend off before returning to action next Wednesday, Oct. 19 when they head to Pittsburg State.  Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.  The Bearcats will then return home for MIAA play Friday and Saturday night at Bearcat Arena when they host Southwest Baptist followed by Missouri Southern in their homecoming game.  Admissions to Saturday's game will be free.

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
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