North Dakota sweeps season series with 3-0 win over BSU
Saturday, September 30, 2006
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- [box score] The Bemidji State University volleyball team was defeated Saturday evening, 3-0 (30-28, 30-15, 30-17), by the University of North Dakota in non-conference competition at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The loss was the ninth straight for BSU dipping its season record to 6-14 overall.

The sputtering Bemidji State offense produced its fifth consecutive match with a hitting percentage of less that .100 at .076 (31-21-131). The more efficient Fighting Sioux offense hit .288 (62-20-146) while doubling the Beavers' kill total of 31.

Junior outside hitter Brittney Burns (LeSueur, Minn.) and sophomore middle hitter Jennifer Janckila (Appleton, Wis.) posted BSU's top kill totals with nine apiece while Janckila's .133 (9-5-30) paced the Beaver attack.

Defensively Janckila, Marissa Hinshaw (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) and Allison Kunde (Fr., Burnsville, Minn.) each collected a BSU-high three blocks while Kunde's 12 digs led all Beavers.

Alicia Beaman (Jr., S, St. Paul Park, Minn.) posted 23 assist and 10 digs for her team-best 10th double-double of 2006.

UND's Tara Holmen led the Sioux with a match-high 18 kills and hitting a staggering .483 (18-4-29). Heidi Evans added 17 kills while leading all players with 15 kills for UND's only double-double of the night.

North Dakota now carries a 31-27 lead in the all-time series, has defeated BSU in five straight meetings and been victorious over BSU in 10 of 11 since 1999.

Bemidji State (6-14; 2-7 NSIC) will attempt to put an end to its current nine-match losing skid Tuesday when it welcomes nationally-ranked University of Minnesota Duluth to the BSU Gymnasium. The non-conference affair is set for a 7 p.m. start.

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