September 04, 20151st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State2019200
Ohio Dominican2525253
BSUTeam StatsOD
.158Hitting Pct..283
95Total Attacks99
Tronick - 10
KillsJackie Oestreich - 13
Kiecker - 15
Koehn - 15
AssistsKelsey Fortney - 22
Yost - 1
Fox - 1
DeJong - 1
AcesAnna Ficker - 4
DeJong - 12
DigsTory Thompson - 10
Kauling - 2
BlocksRebecca Skidmore - 4
September 04, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State202617121
BSUTeam StatsDC
-.030Hitting Pct..051
132Total Attacks136
Yost - 9
KillsDrzymala - 8
Reeser - 8
Koehn - 14
AssistsMcKrell - 27
Koehn - 2
DeJong - 2
AcesDrzymala - 11
DeJong - 18
DigsBallou - 22
Leist - 4
BlocksStephenson - 7
Beavers drop two to open GVSU Lake Riverfront Classic
Friday, September 4, 2015
Beavers drop two to open GVSU Lake Riverfront Classic

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to open the 2015 season at the Grand Valley State University Laker Riverfront Classic.

“Today was not out best effort,” said Head Coach Wayne Chadwick. “I have been absolutely thrilled with our effort, energy and execution in the gym during practice this fall. We had a great scrimmage with Minnesota Crookston a couple weeks ago where we really got after it. But today we really struggled.

“With that said, tomorrow is another day and we will see if we can’t get back on track.”

The Beavers fell 3-0 to Ohio Dominican in the first game of the classic. BSU led in the match until Ohio Dominican battled back to tie it at 15-15. The Panthers wouldn’t look back as they defeated BSU 25-20 and hit .548 in the set.

The second belonged to the Panthers. BSU hit just .067 in the set connecting on 11 kills, while committing nine attack errors. Ohio Dominican won the set 25-19.

Although the Panthers took the third set 25-20 to complete the sweep, BSU did not back down. The set saw the score tied on 10 occasions and the lead change hands five times. With a 19-18 lead, Ohio Dominican scored six of the last eight points to finish the set and the match.

Amanda Tronick led the Beavers with 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .304 while senior libero, Kayla DeJong collected a team-high 12 digs.

BSU started slowly in the second match of the day. Tronick collected her 11th kill of the classic on the first serve of the match, but Daemen netted eight of the next 10 points and would not look back. BSU trimmed the deficit to as little as 21-18 late, but could regain the lead.

Daemen scored the first four points of the second set to take an early lead, but the Beavers would battle back to knot the score, 15-15. From that point, the score was tied eight times and no team would lead by more than two points. BSU would use back-to-back errors by Daemen sneak out the victory, 26-24.

The Beavers would drop the third set 25-17 to fall behind 2-1. After taking an early 3-0 lead, the teams would trade blows. With the match tied as late as 16-16, Daemon out scored BSU 9-1 in the final minutes of the match.

Daemen closed out the match with a 25-12 fourth-set victory on the strength of a 9-0 run to open the set.

Jessica Yost led the BSU attack in the matinee collecting nine kills on 50 attempts to hit .040. DeJong posted a match-high 18 digs and two service aces.

The Beavers will continue the GVSU Laker Riverfront Classic tomorrow as they take on No. 7 Grand Valley State at 11 a.m. before they finish the weekend playing Carson-Newman at 3 p.m.

For more information, live stats and box scores for the GVSU Laker Riverfront Classic please visit the tournament’s website.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).