|September 16, 2014||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Yost - 2
Tronick - 2
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped its 2014 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener to University of Minnesota Crookston, 3-0 (25-17, 25-17 and 28-26). With the loss, the Beavers drop to 2-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play, while UMC improves to 7-2 and 1-0 in NSIC action.
Sophomore Amanda Tronick (OH, Hutchinson, Minn.), who had 12 kills and hit .321 in the match, led the Beavers. Rachel Craig (MB, Sr., Wadena, Minn.) also had an efficient match hitting .438 with eight kills on 16 attempts. Setter Courtney Volkmann (Sr., Wadena, Minn.) had 27 assists and added four kills to the cause.
Defensively, Kayla DeJong (DS, Jr., Jefferson, Wis.) and Courtney Fox (DS, Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) led the way with 18 and 13 digs, respectively. On the block, Tronick, Craig and Jessica Yost (OH, So., Bemidji, Minn.) each had two blocks.
Brittany Looker led the Golden Eagles with 23 kills. She hit .388 for the match. Kassi Green also notched 11 kills for UMC. Setting up Looker and Green was Sierra Trost who had 39 assists.
Mary Mikutowksi and Stephanie Pearson paced UMC’s defense tallying 18 and 17 digs, respectively. Morgan Van Gerpen led the UMC on the block with five in the match.
Next up: Bemidji State’s next match will occur Friday against No. 19 Wayne State College. The Wildcats are 8-1 so far this season and defeated No. 22 Augustana College tonight, 3-2. The first serve against WSC is scheduled for 7 p.m. at 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).