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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Oct. 22, 2012

Bearcats host annual ‘Pink Out’ against Mo. West

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team hosts its annual “Pink-Out” game against MIAA-rival Missouri Western Tuesday. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month the team urges fans to dress in pink for the 7 p.m. game.

St. Francis Hospital will sponsor a table promoting breast cancer awareness and women’s health at Missouri Western and Northwest’s second meeting this season.

Northwest travelled to St. Joseph, Mo. to start its conference season against Missouri Western. Northwest left with 3-1 (16-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18) victory on the road.

Northwest (11-13, 5-6 MIAA) tries to end their current 0-6 fall to hang on to eighth place in the MIAA. Defensive specialist Tori Beckman continues her senior campaign leading the MIAA with 482 digs and averaging 5.54 digs per set. Beckman totaled 30 digs in the game at Missouri Western.

The Griffons of Missouri Western (12-12, 3-8 MIAA) are looking to move to one game behind the Bearcats in the MIAA standings with a win tomorrow. Sophomore Amanda Boender leads the Griffon defense with 86 blocks on the season and an average of 1.02 blocks per set. Boender ranks seventh in the MIAA for blocks.

Sophomore Brooke Bartosh is ranked seventh in the MIAA with 270 kills. Bartosh set a personal best of 21 kills in the first game against Missouri Western.

Freshman Dallas Gardner is ranked eighth in the MIAA with a total of 556 assists this season.

Missouri Western leads the all-time series record 63-28 against Northwest. The next chapter of this MIAA rivalry takes place in a Bearcat Arena filled with pink.

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
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