Oct. 28, 2011
Tigers edge Bearcats
MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats were defeated by the Fort Hays State Tigers (14-12, 3-9 MIAA) 3-2 Friday night at Bearcat Arena.
Northwest (10-14, 4-7 MIAA) battled all night and momentum continued to shift to both sides before the Tigers pulled out the five set victory.
The Bearcats were in control of the first set but the Tigers rallied back from being down 15-9 to take the set 25-21.
Northwest would roll through the second and third sets taking each set 25-21; however, Fort Hays State would hang tough and force a fifth set after taking the fourth set 25-21.
Fort Hays State would jump out to an early lead in the fifth set but the Bearcats would rally and even the score at 8-8 before an attacking error would shift the momentum back in favor of the Tigers. The Tigers would take the fifth set 15-11 to get the 3-2 victory.
Senior Alex Hanna led the attack for Northwest recording 16 kills in the match, tying her season high. Freshman Abby Graves chipped in 14 kills respectively.
Laira Akin recorded her 13th double-double of the season recording 51 assists and 13 digs.
Tori Beckman led the defense recording 28 digs in the loss, while Graves added 12 digs to record her 6th double-double of the season.
Up Next: The Bearcats continue their weekend home stand tomorrow afternoon when they host Emporia State at 3 p.m. at Bearcat Arena.
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