Beavers fall 3-0 to MSU Moorhead
Friday, November 4, 2011
Beavers fall 3-0 to MSU Moorhead
MOORHEAD, Minn.- The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-17) to Minnesota State University Moorhead Friday night at Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead, Minn. The Beavers fall to 6-18 (3-13 NSIC) on the season. The Dragons improve to 12-12 (10-7 NSIC).

Bethany Thompson (Jr., OH, Owatonna, Minn.) led BSU with eight kills as the Beavers struggled overall from the field hitting only .016 for the night with 25 kills and 23 errors on 127 attempts. Kelsi Crawford (Fr., OH/DS, Wadena, Minn.) added seven kills and hit .038 for the match. Courtney Volkmann (Fr., S, Wadena, Minn.) finished with a season-high 21 assists.

Defensively, Leigh Peterson (Jr., DS, Deer River, Minn.) and Jessi-Beth McCannell (Sr., S, Brandon, Manitoba) each tallied double-figure digs. Peterson notched 11 digs while McCannell had 10.

MSU Moorhead was led by Annie Palmquist’s 12 kills and astonishing .706 hitting percentage with no errors on 17 attempts. Meredith Egeland and Morgan Gradishar each added eight kills for the Dragons. MSU Moorhead finished the match hitting .270. Setter Anna Olson helped pace the Dragons with 35 assists.

Defensively, Katy Ness paced MSU Moorhead with 24 digs. Angie Waller added 14 for the match.

The Beavers have now lost their last 16 matches to MSU Moorhead dating back to Oct. 4, 2003, the last time they defeated a Dragon squad. BSU will look to get back on track as they head to University of Minnesota, Crookston for their final road match of the season. The Beavers picked up a victory of the Golden Eagles earlier this season at BSU Gymnasium.