Aug. 31, 2012
Northwest splits to open season
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Northwest Missouri State volleyball kicked off the 2012 season going 1-1 on the first day of the Hyatt Place Sunshine Classic, knocking off Barry University in the nightcap after falling to host Palm Beach Atlantic in game one.
The Bearcats start off 1-1 on the year and will finish action at the Classic Saturday with a pair of games. Northwest will take on Saginaw Valley State at 2 p.m. before closing out tournament action against Lewis University at 5 p.m.
A combination of first game jitters and hot hitting from Palm Beach Atlantic saw the Sailfish take a 3-0 shutout in game one.
Despite a few errors in the second set the Bearcats were still able to hang with PBA falling 25-20, 25-20, 25-18. The Sailfish hit over .400 in sets one and three.
Brooke Bartosh led Northwest with eight kills as the PBA defense recorded nine blocks.
Game two was a different story for the Bearcats as they were able to find open floor space. Northwest edged out the first set before running away with the second set, 25-23, 25-12.
Barry would steal the third set 25-21 before Northwest picked up the win 25-18 in set three.
Abby Graves paced Northwest offensively with 15 kills while Tori Beckman and Mackie Keller guided the defense. Keller recorded six blocks while Beckman finished with 15 digs.
For more information, please contact:
Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
email@example.com | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468