|October 21, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Vega - 2
Jenkins - 2
Selbitschka - 2
Caspers - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team falls to Minnesota State University Moorhead, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-23), Saturday afternoon in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action.
The Beavers (3-19, 0-13 NSIC) out-hit the Dragons (8-13, 3-10 NSIC) earning 38 kills to 33 for MSUM led by sophomore Julie Touchett who tallied a match-high 12 kills on .400 hitting efficiency. BSU’s middle hitters in Touchett and junior Maddie Filipiak were key factors in the game for the Beavers with Filipiak adding 10 kills, a career-high for the International Falls, Minn., native.
“Hats off to Moorhead for playing a great game,” said head coach Kevin Ulmer. “They brought great intensity and did some really nice things. I’m really proud of our middles this weekend. They took our training from last week very seriously and had some fantastic games.”
Bemidji State gave the Dragons too many free points in the match with 28 attacking errors to finish at a .081 hitting efficiency as a team compared to just 15 errors for MSUM and .175 efficiency. The Beavers bested the Dragons in almost every statistical category including kills, digs and assists but unforced errors by Bemidji State gave MSU-Moorhead the 3-0 victory.
Sophomore Emma Hallmann led the defense with 13 digs while freshman Taylor Nier added 12 and junior Sami Leach totaled 10. BSU earned six blocks in the match including a match-high four by Touchett and junior Jessica Reega added two
Leach coordinated the BSU attack leading the team with 18 assists while sophomore Shelby Haney tallied 13.
The Beavers will hit the road next weekend looking to snap their 14-match losing streak by traveling to University of Mary and Minot State University, Oct. 27-28.
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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).