Concordia College takes BSU in four game, 3-1
Saturday, September 2, 2006
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- [box score] Despite a career-best 24 kills by junior outside hitter Brittney Burns (LeSueur, Minn.), the Bemidji State University volleyball team saw its winning streak come to an end at three as the host Concordia College Cobbers defeated the Beavers 3-1 (30-22, 20-30, 25-30, 24-30) Saturday at the Concordia College Classic in Moorhead, Minn.

Burns who surpassed her previous best kill total of 21 while hitting .262 (24k-7e-65at) was joined by newcomer Brie Groskruetz (Fr., OH, Reedsberg, Wis.) on the Beavers attack collecting 12 kills. She added a match best five services aces and 18 digs for the first double-double of her collegiate career. Five aces and 18 digs at each career-best totals for the freshman.

Alicia Beaman (Jr., S, St. Paul Park, Minn.) recorded a season-best 45 assists in the match.

Defensively, Bemidji State's Allison Hyatt (Jr., L, MineCentre, Ont.) led all players with a career-best 21.

The Beavers were out bit in the match posting a .222 (61-23-171) hitting percentage to the Cobbers .311 (69-17-167).

Becca Shane led a quartet of Concordia attackers with at least 10 kills as she collected a match-high 25. Michelle Honek and Angie Bonde each posted double-doubles for the Cobbers in the win.

The Beavers rebounded from the loss to the Cobbers to even their record at 4-4 on the season defeating the College of St. Scholastica, 3-0 (30-15, 30-22, 30-25) in the final match of the tournament.

BSU finished the event with a 3-1 record taking second place behind the host Concordia College who went a perfect 4-0 on the round-robin event.

Bemidji State juniors Burns and Beaman were each named to the all-tournament team.

The Beavers will be back in action Sept. 8-9 when they participate in the first of two NSIC Classics. At the Marshall, Minn. event, BSU is slated to battle Concordia University-St. Paul and Winona State on Friday and league newcomer Upper Iowa Saturday.

2006 Concordia College Classic Final Standings
Concordia College - 4-0
Bemidji State 3-1
Mayville State 2-2
Valley City State 1-3
St. Scholastica 0-4

Concordia College Classic All-Tournament Team
Heidi Larson - Valley City State
Betsy Winkler - Mayville State
Alicia Beaman and Brittney Burns - Bemidji State
Danielle Dahl, Angie Bonde and Michelle Honek - Concordia College
Tournament MVP – Becca Shane - Concordia College