September 05, 20151st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State2014170
Grand Valley State2525253
BSUTeam StatsGV
-.035Hitting Pct..248
85Total Attacks113
Tronick - 6
KillsBrooke Smith - 15
Kiecker - 8
AssistsTaylor Stewart - 35
Fox - 2
AcesTaylor Shomin - 4
DeJong - 19
DigsKourtney Wolters - 14
Kauling - 2
Leist - 2
Reega - 2
BlocksKaleigh Lound - 6
September 05, 20151st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State1821230
BSUTeam StatsCN
.176Hitting Pct..231
91Total Attacks108
Yost - 8
KillsMolly Locke - 11
Koehn - 16
AssistsAnna Patton - 33
Kauling - 1
Koehn - 1
AcesMegan Morris - 2
Yost - 11
DigsTaylor Lowe - 14
Kauling - 4
BlocksNatalie Harris - 1
Sara Fairley - 1
Beavers fall twice in final day of Riverfront Classic
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Beavers fall twice in final day of Riverfront Classic

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell twice in the final day of the Grand Valley State University Lakers Riverfront Classic Friday in Allendale, Minn.

The Beavers drew the No. 7 team in the country in Grand Valley State to open the day of competition. The Lakers out hit BSU .248 to -.035 in the match, totaling 48 kills on 113 swings, while committing only 18 attacking errors.

Bemidji State opened the match holding nothing back after falling behind 2-0 early, BSU battled back to take a 6-5 advantage and would extend that lead to five points as late a 16-11, but GVSU rattled off six straight points to regain the lead and would net 14 of the final 18 points to take the set 25-20.

The teams traded blows in the second set. BSU trailed by just one point with the score 12-11, but the hosting Lakers scored the next eight points on the serve of Taylor Shomin to put the match out of reach, 25-14.

Down, 2-0, the Beavers hung in during the third set, knotting the score at 10-10, but could not prevent another long run by GVSU. Stringing seven straight points together, the No. 7 team in the nation powered through to post a 25-17 set to take the match, 3-0.

In the final match of the weekend, the Beavers posted a .176 hitting percentage and out blocked Carson-Newman 7-1, but were swept, 3-0.

With the score tied at 3-3, Carson-Newman went on a five-point run and would never relinquish the lead. BSU would battle back and use an attack error by Sara Fairley to cut the deficit to 9-8, but CN would net six of the next eight points and would cruise to a 25-18 victory.

In the second set, the teams traded points and would be tied 17-17 before Carson-Newman made its move. CN rattled off five straight points and went on to take a 2-0 lead in the match, 25-21.

BSU saved its best for last. In the third set, the Beavers collected 12 kills on 30 attempts to hit .267.

The score was tied on 13 occasions and no team led by more than three points. But CN led when it mattered.

BSU got a service ace from Hailey Kauling to take a 16-15 lead, but CN would score the next four points consecutively to regain the lead. The Beavers would battle back to knot the score at 23-23, but CN got a kill from Fairley and would capitalize on an attacking error by Amanda Tronick to take the set and the match, 25-23.

The Beavers, now 0-4 overall, stick with nonconference tournament play traveling to Jamestown and Valley City, N.D. Sept. 11-12 for the Jamestown/Valley City Invitational. In addition to the two host schools, BSU will face Dickinson State University and Great Falls University. Bemidji State returns to Bemidji to open its home season at 5 p.m. Sept. 14 against Northern Michigan University.

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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).