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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 5, 2012

Northwest goes 1-1 against GAC opponents

TOPEKA, Kan. –The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team finished the first day of the Washburn Lady Blues Classic with a win and a loss against two Great American Conference teams.

Southern Nazarene (8-10) came back to win its game against the Bearcats in five sets, 3-2. The Bearcats bounced back in their second game to beat Southwestern Oklahoma (5-12), giving the Bearcats an overall record of 10-7.

Dallas Gardner led the team in kills and assists in the win against Southwestern Oklahoma. Gardner finished with 11 kills and 24 assists in the win. She also had 27 assists in the first game against South Nazarene.

Southern Nazarene gained momentum after winning the third set from being down 2-0. Nazarene came back in the fourth set and started the set with a 6-1 run. Northwest failed to salvage the win in next two sets.

Abby Graves led the Northwest offense with 19 kills and the Northwest defense with 16 digs in the game against Southern Nazerene.

Tori Beckman made an impression on the defensive side in both games with 12 digs against Southern Nazarene and a team leading 17 digs against Southwestern Oklahoma.

The Bearcats play East Central and Harding University Saturday in the last day of the Washburn Lady Blues Fall Classic.


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

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