|October 31, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Cronin - 1
Filipiak - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Junior Maddie Filipiak recorded a career-high 13 kills but the Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to University of Minnesota, Crookston, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 26-24) on Halloween. With the loss, the Beavers fall to 3-22 (0-16 NSIC) while the Golden Eagles improve to 7-17 (4-11 NSIC).
"Proud of our fight tonight," said head coach Kevin Ulmer. "I'm proud of a lot of girls for stepping up and having a big role and were key contributors tonight. Our ball control and dfensive intensity was gritty and what fueled us late."
Filipiak totaled a match-high in kills while also attacking at a match-best .600 hitting percentage in 20 total attacks. Freshman Becka Cronin followed with 10 kills on 35 attacks while Becky Schroeder and Mikhaila Ness added nine and seven, respectively.
Junior Sami Leach led the Beavers with 37 assists in the match, her highest total since recording a career-high 47 against the Golden Eagles on September 19. Sophomores Emma Hallmann and Kelli Auer led the Beavers’ defense with 13 and 12 kills, respectively,
The Beavers out-hit the Golden Eagles totaling 46 kills to 40, but 23 attack errors by BSU to just nine for UMC doomed Bemidji State to a 3-0 loss.
Bemidji State is back in action this weekend, hosting its final two home matches of the season. The Beavers begin the weekend by hosting No. 22 Wayne State College (Neb.) Friday, November 3 followed by No. 16 Augustana University (S.D.) Saturday.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).