Beavers fall to No. 7 Concordia-St. Paul in three games
Saturday, October 7, 2006
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- [box score] The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped its final 2006 NSIC Challenge match to No. 7 Concordia University-St. Paul, 3-0 (30-19, 30-14, 30-26), at Alex Nemzek Gymnasium in Moorhead, Minn. BSU finished the three-match challenge with a record of 1-2.

The Beavers were overmatch versus the nationally-ranked Golden Bears managing to muster only half the number of kills that CSP put up while hitting .250 points below its high velocity offense.

Bemidji State posted 27 kills in the match and were led by Jennifer Janckila (So., MB, Appleton, Wis.) and Aliana Adams (Jr., OH, Halstad, Minn.) who turned in matching seven-kill nights. Janckila's .312 hitting percentage (7-2-16) paced a team that hit .074 (27-20-94) in the loss.

The Beavers' passing game was led by the trio of Allison Hyatt (Jr., DS/L, MineCentre, Ont.), Alicia Beaman (Jr., S, St. Paul Park, Minn.) and Adams who each netted six digs as BSU posted the second-lowest defensive save total of the season with 33--only a 32-dig effort versus Dallas Baptist University Aug. 25 stands as a lower team passing total this fall.

Janckila, Beaman and Anna Leafblad (Fr., MB, Coon Rapids, Minn.) each collected a block on the night.

The Golden Bears were led by Kelsey Kyro, Jessica Lucia and Maria Stienhagen who each recorded 15 kills and hit .480-or-better. Stienhagen edged all players with a nearly perfect .882 hitting percentage. She collected 15 kills on 17 attempts without committing a single error. She also led the Golden Bears at the net posting three blocks.

Maggie McNamara, reigning NSIC Setter of the Week, assisted on 53 of CSP's 57 kills while posting a match-high nine digs.

CSP improves to 22-2 on the year and remains perfect in NSIC play collecting its 12th league win. The Golden Bears also increased their lead over BSU in the all-time series to 13-9-1 and have won the last 11 meetings between the teams.

Bemidji State (7-17; 3-9 NSIC) now takes a break from league play and will travel to St. Cloud, Minn. to battle St. Cloud State University Tuesday in a 7 p.m. tilt at Hallenbeck Hall.