Sept. 1, 2012
Northwest rolls past SVSU, falls to Lewis
Score Game 1 | Box
Score Game 2
PALM BEACH ATLANTIC, Fla. – The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team was able to break even as they closed out the Hyatt Place Sunshine Classic rolling past Saginaw Valley State before falling to Lewis University Saturday evening.
The Bearcats moved to 2-2 as they split both matches Friday and Saturday. Northwest will continue tournament action next weekend as they return to Missouri for the Middle of Everywhere Classic hosted by Missouri S&T.
The Northwest defense was solid as they rolled past Saginaw Valley, 25-14, 25-11, 25-18 to claim their only win on Saturday. Double figure dig efforts from Tori Beckman and Dallas Gardner helped limit the Cardinal to under a .100 hitting percentage in all three sets.
Whitney Mason paced the Bearcats offensively with 10 kills and a .769 hitting percentage.
The nightcap saw Lewis outlast a Bearcat team that put up a solid effort before falling 25-18, 25-19, 25-17.
Beckman and Abby Graves were again solid defensively, but errors in the first and second sets hurt the Bearcats. Beckman recorded 16 digs in game two while Graves added 10.
On the weekend Brooke Bartosh led Northwest offensively with a .247 hitting percentage and 34 kills. Bartosh also added seven blocks on the defensive side of the net.
A number of Bearcats were solid defensively as Beckman recorded 54 digs in the four games followed by Gardner with 28 digs. Mason also paced Northwest with 10 blocks.
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