October 18, 20141st2nd3rd4thFinal
Northern State182525253
Bemidji State252020161
NSUTeam StatsBSU
.324Hitting Pct..217
145Total Attacks143
Tuscherer - 18
KillsYost - 20
Vancura - 51
AssistsVolkmann - 41
Vancura - 2
AcesTronick - 4
Hoffman - 16
DigsDeJong - 17
McGarvie - 4
BlocksCraig - 4
Bemidji State falls in four to Northern State
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Bemidji State falls in four to Northern State

BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Gymnasium) — The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell in four sets Saturday evening to Northern State University by scores of 18-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-16 at BSU Gymnasium. The loss drops BSU to 4-17 overall and 2-11 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate play, while Northern State improves to 15-6 overall and 8-5 in NSIC.

Jessica Yost led Bemidji State with 20 kills on 42 attempts for a hitting percentage of .429. Yost also contributed 13 digs defensively.

Notes on the Beavers:

  • Bemidji State outhit the Wolves in the first set .370 to .241 on 27 and 29 attack attempts, respectively.
  • Yost registered her fourth double-double of the season with 20 kills and 13 digs.
  • Fellow sophomore Amanda Tronick set a new career-high with four service aces.
  • Courtney Volkmann notched her fourth 40-assist match of the season with 41 tonight. Volkmann needs just 17 more assists to tie former Beaver Amy Soehnen for sixth place on BSU’s all-time assist list.
  • Bemidji State took four of the seven sets it played this weekend.

Notes on the Wolves:

  • After being outhit in the first set, the Wolves responded and hit .359, .333 and .343 in the next three sets to take the match.
  • Holly Vancura notched a rare 51 assists for Northern State.
  • Three NSU hitters registered double-digit kill totals. Jussy Tuscherer led the way with 18 kills.
  • Tuscherer and Renee Hoffman registered 15 and 16 digs, respectively to lead Northern State’s defense.

Next up: Bemidji State hits the road Oct. 24-25 for a pair of NSIC matches versus Minot State University and University of Mary. First serves are scheduled for 7 p.m. against Minot State and 6 p.m. versus U-Mary.

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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).