|November 08, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Lauersdorf - 2
McDonough - 2
Frison - 2
Hanson - 4
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhoff Center) -- The Bemidji State University volleyball team lost to No. 1 Concordia University, St. Paul, 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-15) Friday at the Gangelhoff Center. The Golden Bears hit .400 for the match and held BSU to .120. CU has now won 23 straight games and 31 straight conference wins.
Bemidji State scored the first point of the set with a kill by Amanda Tronick (OH, 6-1, Fr., Hutchinson, Minn.) but the Golden Bears then went on a 7-0 run to force Bemidji State to take an early timeout. After the timeout, Bemidji State would score three of the next five points to cut the deficit to 9-4, but the Golden Bears would answer back with an 11-0 run to make the score 20-4. That deficit was too much for the Beavers to overcome as CU took the first set by a score of 25-9.
The Beavers played a much more competitive set in the second. CU got off to a quick 7-2 lead, but the Beavers fought back to cut the deficit to just two at 12-10. That was as close as the Beavers would get as CU won the set 25-15. BSU out-dug the Golden Bears 17-15 but CU’s offense was just too much for the Beavers to overcome as the Golden Bears hit .341 on 41 attempts in the second frame.
The Golden Bears kept on clicking in the third and final set of the match as they again went on another sustained run to doomed the Beavers. The score was 3-2 in favor of CU when it went on its first 7-0 run of the set. The Beavers cut it to 16-10 but the nation’s top team would close out the set and the match with a 25-15 victory.
Individually, Courtney Volkmann (S, 5-7, Jr., Wadena, Minn.) led the Beavers. The junior setter had a double-double, posting 21 assists and 10 digs. Kayla DeJong (DS, 5-8, So., Jefferson, Wis.), who had 20 digs in three sets (6.67 per set), paced BSU defensively.
Bemidji State (5-20 overall, 1-16 NSIC) will return to action tomorrow at 4 p.m. as it takes on Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Mavericks defeated the Beavers earlier this season by a score of 3-2.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).