November 07, 20141st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State182520191
.189Hitting Pct..272
169Total Attacks162
Tronick - 13
KillsCech - 14
Wilson - 14
Volkmann - 44
AssistsJohnson - 54
DeJong - 2
AcesCech - 1
Ysker - 1
Banks - 1
Yost - 20
DigsBanks - 30
Craig - 5
BlocksFinley - 5
Koch - 5
Augustana upends Bemidji State, 3-1
Friday, November 7, 2014
Augustana upends Bemidji State, 3-1

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Elmen Center) — The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell in four sets to Augustana College Friday evening in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) action. The loss moves BSU to 5-22 overall and 3-15 in conference action.

Set 1: The BSU defense was tested early and often in the first frame as Augustana had 46 attack attempts. Augustana’s offensive persistence proved worthwhile as it took the first frame, 25-18. Kayla DeJong and Jessica Yost posted dig totals of seven and six, respectively, but it wasn’t enough to derail the Vikings.

Set 2: After an Amanda Tronick service ace to make it 14-13 BSU, the Beavers never relinquished the lead again taking the second frame, 25-20. Bemidji State’s offense was able to get into system in the second frame as Courtney Volkmann dished out 16 assists. Tronick and Yost were Volkmann’s top two beneficiaries as the pair of sophomores had six and five kills in frame.

Set 3: Augustana showed why it came into the weekend leading the conference in blocks as it notched five in the third to regain the lead, 25-20. The Vikings also hit a match-high .286 in the frame to push past Bemidji State.  

Set 4: Bemidji State held a lead as late as 15-14 in the frame but could not hold the advantage as the Vikings took the fourth and the match, 25-19. After tying the score at 15-15, Augustana used a pair of 4-0 runs to upend the Beavers.   

Notes on Bemidji State

  • Jessica Yost set a new career-high with 20 digs against the Vikings. Yost’s previous career best was 14 against Upper Iowa (Oct. 10, 2014)
  • Courtney Volkmann tallied 44 assists. It is Volkmann’s sixth 40-plus assist match of the season and 16th of her career.
  • Kayla DeJong notched 14 digs, which bring her season total to 425. The Jefferson, Wis. native needs just eight more to tie for tenth-most digs in a single season.  
  • Rachel Craig needs four more blocks to move into a tie for BSU’s all-time block list. Craig has 246 career blocks.

Next up: Bemidji State will close out its season tomorrow afternoon as it takes on No. 8 Wayne State College. First serve is scheduled for 5 p.m. from Wayne, Neb.  

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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).