Sep 10, 2019 1:10 AM

Northwest's Phillips named MIAA Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Sep 10, 2019 1:10 AM

Northwest Missouri State University sophomore linebacker Sam Phillips has been named the MIAA's football defensive player of the week.

Phillips (Tabor, Iowa) scored two defensive touchdowns (fumble, interception) in Northwests 45-35 win at Missouri Western on Thursday. His brother, Spencer, scooped up an errant shotgun snap by the Griffons and then lateraled the ball to Sam for a 43-yard fumble return for a touchdown for the first score of the game. Phillips then added a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter to give the Bearcats a 28-7 lead over the Griffons. Phillips finished the game with six tackles to go along with his two defensive touchdowns.

Phillips and the Bearcats will be in action Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium against the Washburn Ichabods.

--- Northwest Athletics ---

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MWSU women's golf in 11th after day one of UIndy Invite

CARMEL, Ind. - The Missouri Western women's golf team finished up the first day of the UIndy Fall Invitational on Monday. After two rounds, the Griffons placed 11th out of a 15-team field with a team score of 634.

Allycia Gan led the way for the Griffons with a team-low score of 148. She also tied for 14th place individually headed into Tuesday's final round. She was one of two Griffons who finished in the top-25, with Anna Bech scoring 152 for day one and being tied for 24th place.

Tammy Lim, Cindy Herrera and Madi Vine scored a 155, 182 and 185 through day one respectively.

The Griffons will be back in action bright and early Tuesday morning for a third and final round in Prarie View Golf Club.

--- MWSU Athletics ---