|October 20, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Vandenheuvel - 1
Fox - 3
Schwarz - 3
Tronick - 4
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team snapped its seven-game losing streak Tuesday after defeating the University of Minnesota Crookston, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-22). Junior Jessica Yost led the Beavers after tallying 20 kills while hitting at a .327 clip.
With the win, the Beavers improve their record to 5-16 (3-9 NSIC) and marks the first time Bemidji State swept Minnesota Crookston in a season series since 2010.
Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston traded points early in the first set and each team struggled to distance themselves from the other. BSU scored four-straight points to gain the largest lead in the set at 19-14, but UMC rallied back to make it 19-18. The Beavers would look to clinch the set when they took a 23-21 lead, but the Golden Eagles scored the remaining four points to win 25-23.
Minnesota Crookston would carry that momentum into the second set and led 10-6 early. The Beavers would pull within one of UMC at 17-16, but the Golden Eagles scored four-out-of-five points to push their lead to 21-17. Bemidji State would respond, however, by scoring eight out of the next 10 points to comeback and win set two 25-23.
Using its momentum from set two, Bemidji State jumped to an early lead in the third set at 13-3. Using the 10-point lead, the Beavers continued to dominate and limited UMC to just 15 points in the set to win 25-15.
Looking to win its first match since Sept. 25, Bemidji State once again jumped to an early lead in the set. The Beavers led 10-5, but the Golden Eagles rallied back and eventually tied the set at 15-15. The score would still be tied at 20-20, but three kills by Yost propelled the Beavers to a 25-23 win in the final set.
Freshman Kori Leist scored 12.5 points for the Beavers when she tallied 10 kills and made four blocks. Junior Amanda Tronick also added eight kills and four blocks, and made 14 digs defensively. Senior Kayla DeJong led the Beavers defense by tying a season-high with 26 digs.
Bemidji State will continue Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play by traveling to Upper Iowa and Winona State Oct. 23 and 24.
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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).