Nov. 6, 2012
Northwest pulls out 3-2 win over SBU
BOLIVAR, Mo. – Abby Graves and Dallas Gardner recorded double-doubles to help the Northwest Missouri State volleyball team pick up a 3-2 win over Southwest Baptist Tuesday night in MIAA action.
Northwest moved to 15-15 on the year and 9-8 in league play as Southwest Baptist fell to 10-22 overall and 2-15 in the conference.
Graves picked up three kills in the fifth and deciding set to help push Northwest to a 25-17, 14-25, 24-26, 25-18, 15-10 victory. Graves helped the green and white Bearcats capitalize on SBU errors as she pushed across two late kills to help break a 9-9 tie.
After SBU jumped back ahead 11-10, a Northwest timeout would do the trick getting the ‘Cats back on track. Along with Graves’ two kills, and a pair of SBU errors, Gardner finished the match with a service ace to complete the comeback.
Gardner, a freshman setter, recorded a season-high 52 assists as she helped Northwest rally to close out the match. The freshman added 24 digs and five kills in the win.
Graves added 19 kills and 19 digs for her fourth double-double of the season.
Northwest closes out its regular season against longtime rival Truman State Saturday, as they honor three seniors for senior day. Admission to the match is free with first serve set for 7 p.m.
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