Beavers Close 2004 Regular Season with 3-0 Loss to No. 4 Concordia-St. Paul
Saturday, November 6, 2004
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team was swept (30-16, 30-21, 30-18) by No. 4 Concordia University-St. Paul Saturday afternoon in front a crowd 218 at the Gangelhoff Center. The loss brings the 2004 regular season to an end.

The Beavers stuck with the Golden Bears for the first 15 points of game one (7-8) but CSP scored 10 of the next 12 points to go up 18-9. BSU would never recover dropping the game 30-14. Freshman outside hitter Brittney Burns (Henderson, Minn,) led the Beavers with seven of BSU’s 15 kills in the game while the Beavers posted their best hitting percentage of the match (.216).

The second game of the match was much more evenly played. BSU posted a .205 hitting percentage while CSP hit at a .245 clip. The led changed hands eight times in the opening moments of the game with BSU a tie as late as 11-11. The Beavers never allowed CSP to compile any type of a run, but fell 30-21.
Game three was all CSP. Trailing 4-3, the Golden Bears rattled off 11 of the next 12 points to take a 14-5 lead on the back of Joy Wubben who collected four kills and a solo block in the run.

The sweep marks the second time this season that CSP has taken the Beavers in three games. It also wraps up a perfect league season for the Golden Bears. With a perfect 14-0 NSIC season, the Bears didn’t lose a single game rattling off 41 in a row.

In the match senior defensive specialist Kristine Engman (Virginia, Minn,) became the 8th player in the history of BSU volleyball to record 400-plus digs in a season.

The Beavers move to 10-20 overall and 3-11 NSIC play. The team will be back in action Thursday when they return to the Gangelhoff Center on the campus of Concordia-St. Paul for the inaugural NSIC Volleyball Tournament. Tournament seedings and game times are expected Monday.