Nov. 4, 2011
Northwest comeback falls short at Truman
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State ran into a hot hitting Truman State squad knocking off the Bearcats 3-1 Friday night in MIAA action inside Pershing Arena.
The Bearcats have now dropped four of their last five as they fell to 11-16 overall and 5-9 in league play. TSU improved to 18-12 and 7-7 in conference play. Northwest quickly returns to action as they travel to Central Missouri Saturday night.
Northwest hung with the Bulldogs in the first set, but a hot hitting TSU squad only made four errors in each of the first two sets as they went on to a 25-20, 25-18, 12-25, 25-21 win. The Bulldogs also hit close to .400 in each of the first two sets to take the 2-0 lead into intermission.
The Bearcats comeback would begin in the third set as they jumped out to an 8-0 lead in set three. However, unlike the Bearcats have done so many times this season a comeback was not in the cards for Northwest.
Amy Majors would put together one of her top offensive performances of the year with 14 kills hitting an amazing .542. Majors was responsible for 17.5 of the Bearcats' points as they took the third set in dominating fashion 25-12.
TSU would close out the match with a 25-21 win in set three as Northwest could never overtake the Bulldogs.
Laira Akin also was solid again recording 42 assists and 13 digs for another double-double.
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