|October 25, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||Final|
University of Mary
DeJong - 13
BISMARCK, N.D. (McDowell Activity Center) — The Bemidji State University volleyball team earned its first road victory of the season with a 3-2 win over University of Mary Saturday evening in Bismarck, N.D. The win boosts BSU’s record to 5-18 overall and 3-12 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) play, while U-Mary falls to 4-20 overall and 1-14 in NSIC action.
Senior Rachel Craig established a career-high with 19 kills and hit .550 in 33 attempts to lead Bemidji State’s offense. Craig also tied a career-high with eight blocks.
Set 1: Bemidji State took an early 5-1 lead over U-Mary and held at least a three-point lead for the duration of the frame in taking the first set, 25-16. BSU outhit the Marauders .379 to .167 in the first frame.
Set 2: Following a kill by Jessica Yost to make the score 8-6, the Marauders went on 9-2 run that included six kills to separate themselves from the Beavers. U-Mary eventually took the frame by the score of 25-17. Craig, Chelsea Frison and Kelsi Crawford each had three kills in the stanza to lead the Beavers.
Set 3: U-Mary got out to an early 10-4 lead in the third, but BSU clawed its way back to tie the score 16-16. The two teams would be tied at 17, 19, 20, 21 and 22 but U-Mary went on a late offensive run to take the third set, 25-23.
Set 4: Bemidji State dominated the fourth set as it hit .524 with 11 kills in 21 attempts en route to a 25-8 set victory. Craig had five of BSU’s 11 kills in the frame..
Set 5: The Beavers used the momentum they gained in the fourth set into the fifth set as they put the Marauders away, 15-10. The two teams were tied 8-8 before four U-Mary errors, one BSU service ace and two kills by Craig sealed the victory for the Beavers.
Bemidji State returns to action Tuesday as it battles Highway 2 rival University of Minnesota Crookston on the road. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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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).