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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Oct. 10, 2013

Volleyball Beats Pittsburg State on the Road

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PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team captured an important MIAA road contest on Thursday evening, beating Pittsburg State, 3-0, at John Lance Arena. The win moves the Bearcats to 7-8 overall and 3-3 in MIAA play. Pittsburg State falls to 6-10 overall and 3-5 in MIAA play.

As part of the “Block Breast Cancer” game, the Gorillas wore special pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness.

In the first set, Northwest pulled away after an 18-18 tie late. With Shelby Duren serving, the Bearcats would score the next seven points to take the set and go ahead, 1-0. Northwest continued the momentum into the second set, winning 25-20, while never trailing in the set. After the break, the Gorillas jumped out to an early third set lead but the Bearcats battled back, eventually evening the score at 11-11. Northwest would build a small lead and kept Pittsburg State at arms distance, never letting the lead slip under two points the rest of the way, winning 25-20.

Abby Graves had a game-high 14 kills. Brooke Bartosh added 11 kills. Bridget Hanafin recorded 42 assists and had four kills. Defensively, Bailey Vance was one of three Bearcats with double-digit dig totals, as she had a team-leading 16. Duren and Aarika Wittenburg each had 11 digs. Northwest hit .326 and .382 in the final two sets, respectively.

Northwest will head to the Missouri Southern Tournament in Joplin, Mo., starting on Friday with a 2 p.m. contest against Southeastern Oklahoma State. On Saturday, the Bearcats will play Harding and Southwest Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.

For more information, please contact:

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

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