September 22, 20151st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Bemidji State19242526183
Minnesota Crookston25262324162
BSUTeam StatsUMC
.127Hitting Pct..085
221Total Attacks188
Yost - 22
Tronick - 22
KillsPerrel - 13
Kiecker - 48
AssistsTrost - 39
DeJong - 2
AcesCashman - 1
Pearson - 1
Hagen - 1
Fox - 21
Tronick - 21
DigsCashman - 24
Trost - 24
Kauling - 4
BlocksGreen - 6
Bemidji State Completes Comeback on the Road at Minnesota Crookston
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bemidji State Completes Comeback on the Road at Minnesota Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team staged a comeback on the road to earn their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory of the season Tuesday night at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Down 2-0 after the match’s first two sets, the Beavers (3-9, 1-2 NSIC) won three straight sets against the Golden Eagles (5-6, 1-2 NSIC).

The Beavers and Golden Eagles traded points early through the first set with the score being tied eight times. Minnesota Crookston would get their larges lead of the set late by scoring five straight points to lead 23-18. UMC would defeat the Beavers 25-19 to take the early lead, 1-0.

The second set would prove just as tough for the Beavers, and after UMC scored seven out of the first 10 points, head coach Wayne Chadwick called a timeout. Bemidji State came out of the timeout with more energy and tied the set at 13-13. BSU would take their first lead of the match after a block by Ashley Kiecker and Hailey Kauling made it 22-21. After each team traded points, BSU looked to take the set with the score 24-23, but Minnesota Crookston rallied back and scored three straight points to win 26-24.

Bemidji State came out in the third set looking to cut the Golden Eagles’ lead in half and led early 8-4. However, UMC went on to score six straight points and took the lead from the Beavers at 10-8. Neither team took a lead greater than two for the remainder of the set until UMC looked to close out the match after holding a 22-20 lead late. However, BSU scored five out of the remaining six points to win the set 25-23.

Both teams would trade points early throughout the fourth set, but Minnesota Crookston took a four point lead mid-way at 16-12. BSU would score five of the next six points and tied the Golden Eagles 17-17. It would come down to the final two points after Bemidji State rallied to tie the set at 24-24. Two attack errors including blocks by Jessica Yost and Kori Leist completed the Beavers rally and BSU evened the match at 2-2 with a 26-24 win.

With the match knotted at 2-2, Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston entered the fifth set going point-for-point early on. Tied at four, UMC started to pull away from the Beavers by scoring three straight points before a timeout called by Chadwick. The Golden Eagles looked close the match and led 11-5 late, but a six-point rally by the Beavers tied the set with both teams looking to reach the 15-point mark to win. Each team traded points throughout the rest of the set until BSU looked to complete the comeback up 17-16, and after an attacking error by the Golden Eagles, BSU won the set 18-16 and their first NSIC match of the season 3-2.

Junior Amanda Tronick and senior Ashley Kiecker set career-highs after Troncik posted 22 kills while Kiecker earned 48 assists to surpass her previous career-high by one. Junior Jessica Yost also set a new season-high after she posted 22 kills to tie for the team lead

Senior Kayla DeJong reached 10th all-time on BSU’s career digs list after she tallied 19 digs to reach 1,134 in her career.

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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).