Bemidji State falls 3-0 at Minnesota, Crookston
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- [box score] The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference volleyball match to the University of Minnesota, Crookston Tuesday evening, 3-0 (30-18, 30-17, 30-14). The Beavers fall to 6-12 overall and 2-6 versus league competition.

The BSU offensive attack sputtered for the third straight road contest hitting just .060 (26-20-100). The team's 26 kills stand as its second lowest total of the 2006 season, surpassed by only a 24-kill, 3-0 loss to Concordia University-St. Paul Sept. 8.

The lone bright spot for BSU was the play of sophomore middle hitter Jennifer Janckila. The Appleton, Wis. native posted 10 of the Beavers' 26 kills while hitting .292 (10-3-24) and collecting a team-best three blocks. Brie Groskruetz (Fr., OH, Reedsburg, Wis.) recorded five kills on 26 attempts while posting a service ace and a match-high 11 digs.

Minnesota, Crookston was led by the tandem of Erin Flynn and Theresa Crance who each netted 11 kills. Flynn hit at a staggering .588 (11-1-17) and Crance posted a .364 hitting percentage (11-3-22) as the Golden Eagles' attack hit an efficient .365 (49-14-96).

Defensively, Crance led all players with four blocks as Ashley Allen equaled Groskruetz for match-high dig total of 11.

The loss shrinks the Beavers' lead in the all-time series to 14-7 while Minnesota, Crookston has now defeated BSU in each of the last six meetings between the teams.

The Beavers (6-12; 2-6 NSIC) look to snap their current six-match losing skid Friday (Sept. 29) when they welcome Minnesota State University, Moorhead to the BSU Gymnasium for a 7 p.m. NSIC contest.