Sept. 8, 2006
MARSHALL, Minn. -- [box score] The Concordia University-St. Paul volleyball team came into the first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Concference volleyball challenge as the No. 3-ranked team in the most recent national poll and Friday afternoon backed that ranking up with a 3-0 (30-16, 30-17, 30-20) victory over Bemidji State University at the RA Facility in Marshall, Minn. The Golden Bears out played BSU in virtually every statistical category using a tidy .310 hitting percentage to push toward the win.
Four CSP players collected 10 or more kills as Kelsy Kyro paced the team with 15. The CSP attackers totaled 63 kills on 126 attempts while the Beavers managed just 24 kills on the stingy Golden Bear defense.
Reighning NSIC Setter of the Week, Maggie McNamara put up 56 asists for CSP.
Brittney Burns (Jr., OH, LeSueur, Minn.) led the Beaver attack blasting nine kills. Defensively, Burns posted four blocks as the BSU net players turned a total of five CSP attempts back outblocking the Golden Bears 5-1 in the match.
Senior setter Alicia Beaman (St. Paul Park, Minn.) and junior Allison Hyatt (L/DS, MineCetre, Ont.) each recorded eight defensive saves to lead the BSU back row.
The Golden Bears nearly doubled BSU dig total, holdiong BSU to a .087 hitting percentage, as Megan Graham posted a match-high 15.
Bemidji State falls to 4-5 on the year and 0-1 in NSIC play. The Beavers will continue play at the NSIC Challenge facing Winona State University tonight at 6 p.m. and will conclude the event with a 12 p.m. match tomorrow afternoon.