|October 10, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Waite - 9
Banks - 11
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to No. 20 Augustana College (S.D.) 3-0 (7-25, 15-25, 23-25) Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (4-14, 2-7 NSIC) were led by junior Jessica Yost who recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs.
“Despite the disappointment in game one, we came out with some life and energy games two and three,” said head coach Wayne Chadwick.
The Beavers went down early in set one when the Vikings scored the first six points to lead 6-0. BSU would make it 6-13 later on, but seven straight points by Augustana extended the lead to 20-6. The Vikings would eventually take the first set 25-7.
Bemidji State responded in the second set by going toe-to-toe with the Vikings early on and tied the score 3-3. Augustana would gain a lead however, by scoring the next four points. Augustan never lost the lead in the set and won 15-25.
The Beavers would make the third set more competitive after earning an early 7-6 lead over the Vikings. Each team would trade points throughout the rest of the set, found themselves within one of the nationally ranked Vikings at 21-22. Augustana scored two straight points to make it 24-21, but BSU responded by scoring two more points to make the score 24-23. However, the Beavers comeback would fall short after the Vikings scored the next point to take the final set 25-23.
Bemidji State will return home to host the University of Sioux Falls Friday, Oct. 16 and Southwest Minnesota State University Saturday, Oct. 17.
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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).