|October 11, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Rampart - 2
Tronick - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) — The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell in three sets to Winona State University Saturday afternoon at BSU Gymnasium by scores of 25-19, 25-18, 25-17. The win moves WSU to 13-3 overall and 8-2 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the loss drops Bemidji State to 3-15 overall and 1-9 in NSIC action.
Senior Rachel Craig (MB, Wadena, Minn.) led BSU offensively with seven kills and added three blocks, while Kayla DeJong (DS, Jr., Jefferson, Wis.) spearhead the defensive effort with 17 digs (5.67 digs/set).
Set 1: WSU’s Danielle Rampart paced the Warriors’ attack in the first with eight kills on 12 attempts and just one error to help lift WSU to a 25-19 set win. Amanda Tronick (OH, So., Hutchinson, Minn.) notched four kills, while Craig and Chelsea Frison (MB, Jr., Whitewater, Wis.) each had three kills to pace BSU’s offense in the first, but six attacking errors proved too much for the squad to overcome.
Set 2: Bemidji State hit a match-best .300 with 17 kills on 30 attack attempts in the second, but the Warriors hit at a .306 clip on 36 attempts with 17 kills. The difference in the frame was a 9-0 run by Winona State to begin the frame. Following the slow start, BSU outscored the Warriors, 18-16, but fell 25-18.
Set 3: Both teams hit offensive skids in the third set as neither team hit above .190 in the stanza. WSU seemed to dig almost every BSU attack attempt thrown its way as it collected 19 digs in the third frame alone. The Warriors’ strong defense was enough to upend the Beavers, 25-17, to take the frame and the match.
The Beavers have a quick turnaround as they hit the road Tuesday against nationally-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth for a tilt at 7 p.m. and they return home for a pair of matches against Minnesota State University, Moorhead and Northern State University Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m., respectively.
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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).