|October 31, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||5th||Final|
|Van De Steeg
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team defeated Minnesota State University Mankato 3-2 (32-30, 25-17, 18-25, 14-25, 15-11) Saturday afternoon. Junior Jessica Yost tallied a career-high 28 kills in the match, the second highest mark in the program’s history since kills were recorded since 2001.
The win marks the first time the Beavers defeated the Mavericks since 1997, and snaps a 14-match losing streak.
Yost also recorded her seventh double-double of the season after recording 14 digs, and junior Amanda Tronick led the Beavers by hitting at a .341 clip and had 17 kills. Four Beavers recorded double-digits in digs, including senior Kayla DeJong who led BSU with 17 digs. Setter Ashley Kiecker coordinated the Beavers attack and had a career-high 51 assists in the match.
The Beavers started the match by rallying down from 9-15 in the first set to win 32-30 after forcing extra points. Bemidji State then used its momentum gained from the first set to win the second set 25-17. The Mavericks would make adjustments, and rallied back to even the match 2-2 after 25-18 and 25-14 wins in set three and four, respectively.
Bemidji State used a excellent start to the fifth set as momentum after going up 9-3 over the Mavericks, and eventually snapped its three-game losing streak with a 15-11 win in the set, and 3-2 win in the match.
Senior Kayla DeJong now ranks fourth on the all-time career digs at BSU after tallying 17 digs.
The Beavers will have their final road trip of the season next weekend when they travel to Northern State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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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).