Yost reaches 1,000 career kills as Beavers split opening day

September 02, 20161st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State2021230
Concordia (Neb.)2525253
BSUTeam StatsConcordi
.267Hitting Pct..309
86Total Attacks94
Yost - 20
KillsPaige - 11
Haney - 19
AssistsAlayna - 32
Haney - 2
Hallmann - 2
AcesJenna - 5
Yost - 10
Hallmann - 10
DigsJocelyn - 15
Touchett - 2
BlocksEmmie - 2
Tiegen - 2
Taylor - 2
September 02, 20161st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State2525253
York (Neb.)2114200
.271Hitting Pct.-.077
85Total Attacks65
Yost - 15
KillsTaylor - 6
Koehn - 9
Haney - 9
AssistsJolene - 5
Haney - 6
AcesHalie - 3
Yost - 6
DigsAlyssa - 8
Kauling - 4
BlocksHalie - 2
Kylie - 2
Yost reaches 1,000 career kills as Beavers split opening day
Friday, September 2, 2016
Yost reaches 1,000 career kills as Beavers split opening day

SEWARD, Neb. – Bemidji State University volleyball senior Jessica Yost (Bemidji, Minn.) reached 1,000 career kills as the Beavers (1-0, 0-0 NSIC) split their opening day of 2016. Bemidji State began the day by falling to Concordia University-Nebraska 3-0 responded by defeating York College 3-0 later in the day.

Yost began the day by tallying 20 kills against Concordia-Neb., then surpassed the milestone after totaling 15 kills against York. Yost is just the ninth person in BSU’s volleyball program history to reach the 1,000 kill mark and the last since Nicole Olson in 2010.

Bemidji State 0, Concordia-Neb. 3

Despite a strong performance and her first double-double of the season, the Beavers were unable to rally behind Yost’s 20 kills and .508 attack percentage performance and fell to the Bulldogs in their 2016 debut, 3-0. After leading the team with 15 double-doubles in 2015, Yost tallied her first of 2016 by tying for the team lead with 10 digs.

"We started off really well in a lot of categories," said head coach Kevin Ulmer. "We had a lot of opportunites but kind of let them slip away. I think we did a nice job of taking care of the ball off the pass but we're still learning and will look to come out tomorrow sharper."

The Beavers attack was strong and attacked at a .267 clip (35K-12E-86TA) but couldn’t keep up with the strong effort put forth by the Bulldogs who hit .309 (41K-12E-94TA) as a team. Concordia-Nebraska also tallied 12 aces in the match to just six for Bemidji State.

Freshman Emma Hallman (Muskego, Wis.) and Yost tied for the team lead with 10 digs and senior Amanda Tronick totaled seven kills to finish behind Yost. Freshman Julie Touchett (Milwaukee, Wis.) added five kills while hitting at a .300 clip.

Bemidji State 3, York College 0

The Beavers continued their strong attacking performance into the second game of the day this time hitting at a .271 clip (38K-15E-85TA) as a team. Yost lead her team for the second straight game and tallied 15 kills while junior Laurel Denney (Coon Rapids, Minn.) added eight.

Freshman Shelby Haney (Cedar Park, Texas) made an impact serving the ball and recorded six aces for a game high.

Bemidji State’s defense was excellent in the game and held the Panthers to a -.077 hitting percentage while also picking up six team blocks. Yost and sophomore Hailey Kauling (Naperville, Ill.) lead the team with three block assists each.

The Beavers continue play in the Bulldog Bash Tournament and will face Bethany College and Lindenwood University-Belleville tomorrow at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.

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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).