November 09, 20131st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State2318200
Minnesota State2525253
BSUTeam StatsMSU
.150Hitting Pct..283
34Kills48
16Errors14
120Total Attacks120
29Assists45
7Aces3
49Digs63
5.0Blocks9.0
BSULeadersMSU
Yost - 11
KillsHonebrink - 14
Volkmann - 23
AssistsVan De Steeg - 41
Christensen - 2
Yost - 2
AcesFogarty - 1
McNallan - 1
Elhardt - 1
DeJong - 14
DigsFogarty - 22
Yost - 2
BlocksVan De Steeg - 4
Hassing - 4
Anderson - 4
Bemidji State drops a match to Minnesota State, 3-0
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Bemidji State drops a match to Minnesota State, 3-0

MANKATO, Minn. (Taylor Center) -- The Bemidji State University volleyball team to Minnesota State University, Mankato, 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-20). The Mavericks used a strong defensive effort highlighted by 63 digs and nine blocks to upend the Beavers. 

The first set was a highly-contested one. The two teams were tied at 11 different points in the set and each own a lead on more than one occasion, but Minnesota State came out on top in the first frame 25-23.

BSU was able to hang around due in large part to its best game from the service line all season as it had six aces in the first set alone. Although the separation on the service line was large, the Mavericks still were in position to take the first set as the two teams were tied at 23.  Unfortunately, BSU committed two costly setting errors to give the set to MSU.

Minnesota State came out in the second set and used defense to set the tone. The Mavericks held BSU to a .116 attacking percentage on 43 attempts in the set. MSU also had two players with double-digit dig totals after the second frame, totaled 25 digs and chipped in three blocks in the second stanza.

MSU continued its stellar defensive play in the third and what proved to be the final set. The Mavericks had four blocks and chipped in 15 digs in the final frame. The difference in the third set was the Maverick offense as it hit a match-best .462 on 26 attempts. MSU won the third set, 25-20.

Chelsea Frison (MB, 6-1, So., Whitewater, Wis.), who had seven kills, hit .353 and added a service ace and a block, led the Beavers.

Bemidji State will return home to close out the 2013 schedule as it takes on Winona State University and Upper Iowa University next Friday and Saturday.  

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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).

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