TOPEKA, Kansas – The Northwest Missouri State University volleyball team took care of previously undefeated No. 9 Washburn, 3-0. The Bearcats won by set scores of 25-20, 25-23, 25-20.
Northwest knocked off its second ranked foe of the season in the three-game sweep of Washburn in front of 1,185 fans in Lee Arena. Earlier this season, the Bearcats knocked off No. 9-ranked Central Missouri on Sept. 15 in Bearcat Arena.
The Bearcats moved to 17-5 overall and 9-3 in MIAA play, while Washburn dropped to 22-1 overall and 10-1 in league play.
The victory also snapped a string of 18 straight losses in Topeka for the Bearcats against the Ichabods. Prior to tonight’s win, Northwest’s last win against Washburn in Topeka came on Oct. 6, 1999. It’s the first time in the series that Northwest has won a 3-0 match at Washburn.
Sophomore Hallie Sidney secured a double-double with 18 digs and 13 kills (.237). Senior Maddy Bruder tallied her fifth straight double-double with 15 digs and 15 kills (.267). Sophomore Maddy Ahrens also procured a double-double with 38 assists and 13 digs.
Northwest will remain on the road next weekend with a trio of MIAA matches beginning Tuesday at Missouri Western (7 p.m.). Northwest will also travel to Lindenwood (Fri., 6 p.m.) and at Central Missouri (Sat., 3 p.m.).
— Northwest Athletics —