|October 07, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team competed well against No. 14 Winona State University but fell to the Warriors, 3-0 (22-25, 19-25, 14-25), Saturday afternoon.
Junior Sami Leach led the Beavers (3-15, 0-9 NSIC) with six kills while freshman Anna Averkamp added five.
The Beavers started strong against the Warriors (13-4, 7-2 NSIC) going up early 8-3 in the first set. However, the Warriors would climb back and eventually take the lead at 14-15 later on in the set. Winona State held a 23-19 advantage late but three points by BSU shrunk the lead to 23-21. However, WSU scored two of the next three points to close out the set 25-22.
BSU showed fight in set two again holding a 9-9 tie early on in the set and BSU would be within two of the Warriors at 17-19 late but a five-point run by WSU increased their lead to 24-17. The Beavers couldn’t recover from the seven-point deficit falling 19-25 in set two.
Set three was controlled by the Warriors despite only a one-point lead Winona State early on. Runs of six points and five would sink the Beavers, falling 25-14 in the final set.
The Beavers totaled 24 kills and hit .064 in the match but had trouble stopping the Warriors’ attack late and were out-hit 39-24. The BSU defense did total eight blocks in the match including a game-high five blocks from junior Maddie Filipiak and saw 14 digs from sophomore Emma Hallmann in the back-court.
The Beavers have now lost 11 matches in a row and will have a tough test next weekend by traveling to No. 2 Concordia-St. Paul University and Minnesota State University, Mankato, Oct. 13-14.
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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).