September 11, 20151st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Bemidji State27232225112
Valley City State25252514153
BSUTeam StatsVCSU
.211Hitting Pct..154
53Kills47
25Errors25
133Total Attacks143
45Assists42
11Aces14
60Digs45
12.0Blocks11.0
BSULeadersVCSU
Tronick - 18
KillsAuwae - 11
Koehn - 27
AssistsMiller - 30
Yost - 4
AcesMiller - 5
Yost - 14
DeJong - 14
DigsGeorge - 18
Gareri - 6
BlocksHummel - 5
September 12, 20151st2nd3rdFinal
Dickinson State1017130
Bemidji State2525253
DSUTeam StatsBSU
.172Hitting Pct..457
18Kills41
8Errors9
58Total Attacks70
9Assists30
6Aces17
19Digs29
3.0Blocks1.0
DSULeadersBSU
Hansen - 5
Boyette - 5
KillsTronick - 11
Boyette - 8
AssistsKoehn - 17
Boyette - 2
Gustafson - 2
AcesYost - 12
Green - 7
DigsDeJong - 14
Bentz - 1
Sian - 1
Gustafson - 1
BlocksLeist - 1
Beavers pick up first win at Jamestown/Valley City State Invitational
Friday, September 11, 2015
Beavers pick up first win at Jamestown/Valley City State Invitational

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team earned its first win of the 2015 season Friday, bouncing back form a five-set loss to Valley City State University to sweep Dickinson State University on day one of the Jamestown/Valley City State Invitational.

“While I still don’t think we are playing at the level we are capable of, after a horrible Friday last week, we have continued to play better and saw event more improvements today,” said Head Coach Wayne Chadwick.

Bemidji State opened the day of competition with its best day hitting of the season. Led by an 18-kill effort from sophomore Amanda Tronick, the Beavers hit .211 (53K-25E-133TA) and totaled 52 kills.

BSU got off to a good start, hitting .333 in the first set, edging VCSU, 27-25. But the Vikings turned the tables in the second set, out hitting BSU .300-.120 en route to a 25-23 victory to knot the match, 1-1. VCSU posted a 25-22 victory in the third set to gain it first advantage in the match. BSU responded with its most convincing set victory of the season, winning 25-14, while hitting .276. In the fifth and deciding set, the Vikings outlasted BSU, 15-11.

In addition to Tronick, Jessica Yost posted her first double double of 2015 netting 14 kills and matching Kayla DeJong with a team-best 14 digs. Angela Gareri led the Beavers’ bloc posting the block solos and three bloc assists.

“What hurt us in that match was that Valley City was executing the little things, especially at key times,” said Chadwick.

“In the second match of the day, we put on a serving clinic.”

The Beavers continued to improve as the day went on. Bemidji State hit a season-best .414 (38K-8E-70TA) in the second match of the day versus Dickinson State and rode the efficient hitting effort and an outstanding service game to a three-set victory, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13.

Yost not only recorded her best match of the young season, she may have assembled one of the greatest performances in Beaver volleyball history. She posted her second consecutive double double netting 10 kills on 15 swings (.667) to go with 12 service aces and three digs. Her serving performance stands as a program record, bettering the previous mark set by Kristin Peterson in 2003 (8 SA) by four aces. She set the tone for a 17-service ace evening for the Beavers—a mark that ranks fourth in the history of the program and second among three-set matches.

The Beavers, now 1-5 overall, wrap up the Jamestown/Valley City Invitational tomorrow facing Grate Falls University at noon before Jamestown at 4 p.m.

State returns to Bemidji to open its home season at 5 p.m. Sept. 14 against Northern Michigan University.

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