Beavers drop 3-0 match at No. 23 Wayne State
Saturday, October 14, 2006
WAYNE, Neb. -- [box score] The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match to No. 23 Wayne State College Saturday afternoon at Rice Auditorium in Wayne, Neb. The nationally-ranked Wildcats doubled the Beavers' kill total while hitting for an efficient .368 to put the match away via the sweep (30-12, 30-16, 30-19).

Junior college transfer Alaina Adams (Jr., OH, Halstad, Minn.) jumped into the action earning eight kills to pace a BSU team that collected just 24 kills on the day. Alicia Beaman (Jr., S, St. Paul Park, Minn.) pulled double duty moving from her usual position of setter after recording a team-high 17 assists, to the outside where she collected four kills on 20 attempts.

Defensively, Allison Hyatt (Jr., DS/L MineCentre, Ont.) posted a match-best 11 digs while five BSU players recorded one block each to post a team total of three.

Emily Schroeder paced a trio of Wildcats with double-figure kill totals with 12. The middle also hit at a .429 clip (12-3-21), led all players with four blocks and equaled the league's dig leader, Laura Dolezal, for a team-high 10 digs.

The Beavers were out hit in the match .368 (49-10-106) to -.035 (24-28-114), out dug 56 to 38 and out blocked eight to three as WSC displayed just why they have been ranked by the American Volleyball Coaches' Association as one of the top-25 team in the country for a majority of the season.

The win helped Wayne State to improve to 22-5 overall and 12-2 within NSIC play. It also aided in strengthening the Wildcats' grip on the all-time series. WSC has now defeated BSU in 15 of the 17 meetings between the teams including a current winning streak of six over the Beavers.

Bemidji State (7-20; 3-11 NSIC) returns to Bemidji, Minn. for three matches to cap the home portion of its 2006 schedule. The Beavers welcome Northern State University to the BSU Gymnasium Friday Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. to kick off the homestand and will host NSIC newcomer University of Mary (M.D.) Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The Beavers finish with a 7:00 p.m., Oct. 24 affair versus the University of Minnesota, Crookston.