Oct. 10, 2012
No. 7 UCM sweeps Bearcats 3-0
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team faced tough luck Wednesday night as the 7th-ranked Central Missouri Jennies stayed undefeated in MIAA play with a 3-0 win over the Bearcats.
Northwest fell to 11-8 overall and 5-2 in league play as the Jennies won their 19th consecutive home match and sit in a tie at the top of the MIAA standings at 8-0 and 16-3 overall.
Looking to improve on unforced errors the Bearcats got off to a cold start as UCM took a 25-12, 25-16, 27-25 win.
The Bearcats were led offensively by Brooke Bartosh who was held to only nine kills and two blocks in the loss. Bartosh entered Wednesday’s match averaging 3.06 kills per set, seventh best in the MIAA.
UCM combined for 10 blocks on the defensive end while holding the Bearcats to a negative hitting percentage in set one. Northwest would gain momentum as the match continued taking a lead midway through the third set before the Jennies stormed back late to complete the sweep.
Dallas Gardner continued her steady play for Northwest with her seventh double-double of the season. Gardner recorded 15 assists while helping on the defensive side of the net adding 10 digs.
Northwest returns to Bearcat Arena for a pair of weekend matches as they host Central Oklahoma Friday at 7 p.m. and continue with Pittsburg State in a rare Sunday afternoon matinee at 2 p.m.
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