EDMOND, Okla. – The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat volleyball team fell to the Central Oklahoma Bronchos in four sets. The Bearcats lost by set scores of 22-25, 19-25, 25-15, and 13-25. The Bearcats move to 19-7 overall and 12-6 in the MIAA. The Bronchos are now 18-11 overall and 10-9 in conference play.
Northwest will be back in action next weekend at home against Washburn (Friday) and Emporia State (Saturday).
The No. 14-ranked Northwest Missouri State University volleyball team picked up its 19th win of the season with its second three-set sweep of the Newman Jets in 2019.Northwest won by set scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-19. The Bearcats are 19-6 overall and 12-5 in MIAA play. The Jets fell to 1-26 overall and 1-17 in league play.
Northwest hit .379 for the match with 49 kills and 10 errors. Newman was held to .089 with 26 kills and 17 attack errors. The Bearcats sided out at 67 percent for the match, while Newman sided out at 45 percent.
The three-set match featured only three ties and one lead change that occurred in the second set.
Junior Hallie Sidney powered the Northwest offense with 17 kills (.441). Sidney also notched her team-leading 15th double-double with 12 digs. Freshman Alyssa Rezac posted a career-high 41 assists. Sophomore Hannah Koechl was credited with a team-best 14 digs. Sophomore Bethany Elkins had nine kills (.643) with no errors on 14 attacks. Junior Morgan Lewis secured nine kills (.471) with one error on 17 swings.
The Bearcats will be in action Saturday at 6 p.m. against Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.
NOTES: Northwest is one win away form the program’s 16th 20-win season … it would be Northwest’s first back-to-back 20-win seasons since 1999 … Northwest’s 12 MIAA wins is the second-most in school history behind the 14 wins that the 2018 squad posted … the Bearcats are 7-3 on the road and 14-3 on road/neutral courts … seven road victories ranks as the fifth-most for the Bearcats in school history.