Nov 07, 2019 3:01 AM

Northwest volleyball No. 8 in first Central regional rankings

Posted Nov 07, 2019 3:01 AM

The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcat volleyball team comes in at No. 8 the first NCAA Division II regional rankings of the 2019 season.

The top eight teams from each region will qualify for the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

The Bearcats have recorded wins this season over No. 4 Northern State and No. 7 Central Missouri. Northwest owns an overall record of 18-6, which includes a mark of 16-6 in region matches. Northwest's six losses have come against No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney (twice), No. 6 Washburn, No. 7 Central Missouri, Central Oklahoma and Drury.

CENTRAL In Region Record Overall Record

1 Nebraska-Kearney 23-0 24-0

2 Minnesota Duluth 17-2 20-3

3 Concordia-St. Paul 15-3 19-4

4 Northern State 20-3 20-3

5 St. Cloud State 14-4 19-4

6 Washburn 18-2 22-2

7 Central Missouri 14-5 18-7

8 Northwest Missouri State 16-6 18-6

9 Wayne State (Nebraska) 15-5 19-5

10 Winona State 11-5 18-5

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Nov 07, 2019 3:01 AM
Missouri Western volleyball gets swept at William Jewell

LIBERTY, Mo. – Griffon Volleyball (14-11) was defeated in straight sets by William Jewell (11-16) in its final road match of the 2019 season.


Missouri Western fell by scores of 25-17, 25-21 and 25-21. The Griffons hit a season-low .083 in the match, committing 29 errors on 121 attacks. Missouri Western had leads in all three sets of a match that saw the lead change 23 total times.


The last Griffon lead in the first was 13-12, but William Jewell closed out the set on a 13-4 run. In the second, MWSU led 20-17 before the Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the match with an 8-1 run that started with a 6-0 spurt. After falling behind 17-11 in the third, Missouri Western cut the lead in half, but never got closer than a three-point deficit the rest of the way.


Both teams finished with 39 kills and digs were just one in favor of the home team. Eight William Jewell finished with eight blocks to four for the Griffons.



Missouri Western begins a four-game homestand that will close out the regular season this Thursday against Fort Hays State.

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