|November 01, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Ysker - 9
Yost - 8
Fox - 1
BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) -- The Bemidji State University volleyball team lost to Augustana College Friday evening by a score of 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-15). The Vikings improve to 18-5 overall and 8-6 in conference play and Bemidji State drops to 5-18 overall and 1-14 in conference action.
The match started off as a tight battle as Bemidji State took an early 5-4 lead on the Vikings with a Jessica Yost (OH, 6-3, Fr, Bemidji, Minn.) kill, but the BSU lead did not last for long. The Vikings would go on a 9-1 run to give them a 14-6 lead. The Beavers played Augustana tight the rest of the way (11-10), but that one run really doomed them. BSU lost the first set 25-16.
In the second frame, the Beavers were in a much better position to win. BSU took a two point lead on the Vikings on a Chelsea Frison (MB, 6-1, So., Whitewater, Wis.) kill at 16-14. Unfortunately, Augustana would then go on to score six of the next eight points to take a 20-18 lead. Bemidji State would get a point back with a Rachel Craig (MB, 6-2, Jr., Wadena, Minn.) kill to make it 20-19, but the Vikings would close out the second set on a 5-0 run to take the frame 25-19.
In what proved to be the final set, attacking errors hampered the Beavers, as BSU had more attacking errors than it had kills (8-7). The Vikings did not hit overly well either (.222), but took advantage of those errors and won the set, 25-15.
The Beavers did have another solid defensive outing as they dug up 52 Augustana attack attempts, which averages out to about 17 per set. BSU also chipped in five blocks.
Some standout individual performances were Craig, who was tied for the team-lead with eight kills and hit .312. Courtney Volkmann (S, 5-7, Jr., Wadena, Minn.) led the way defensively with 15 digs.
Bemidji State will try again to get back into the win column against No. 18 Wayne State College (18-7 overall, 9-6 NSIC) Saturday at 4 p.m. from BSU Gymnasium.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).