Tronick and Yost help Beavers to win in final day at Sioux Falls Invitational

September 10, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Bemidji State202620231
William Jewell252425253
BSUTeam StatsWJC
.150Hitting Pct..171
54Kills51
28Errors23
173Total Attacks164
50Assists46
5Aces11
77Digs80
10.0Blocks12.0
BSULeadersWJC
Tronick - 14
KillsCunningham - 13
Haney - 26
AssistsLindhorst - 20
Koehn - 1
Haney - 1
Yost - 1
Hallmann - 1
Tronick - 1
AcesWeigel - 4
Hallmann - 21
DigsTolberd - 19
Fletcher - 5
BlocksMiller - 7
September 10, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
South Dakota Mines251016151
Bemidji State192525253
SDSMTTeam StatsBSU
.194Hitting Pct..318
37Kills47
16Errors12
108Total Attacks110
37Assists45
8Aces19
44Digs46
7.0Blocks9.0
SDSMTLeadersBSU
Hazard - 11
KillsYost - 15
Tronick - 15
Allie Boggs - 25
AssistsHaney - 20
Jensen - 3
AcesHaney - 4
Yost - 4
Tronick - 4
Allie Brown - 18
DigsTronick - 14
Newton - 6
BlocksFletcher - 6
Tronick and Yost help Beavers to win in final day at Sioux Falls Invitational
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Tronick and Yost help Beavers to win in final day at Sioux Falls Invitational

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Senior outside hitters Amanda Tronick and Jessica Yost combined for 57 kills Saturday as the Bemidji State University volleyball program split at the final day of the Sioux Falls Invitational. BSU took a 3-1 (19-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-15) win from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology after dropping a 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 20-25, 23-25) match to William Jewell College.

Bemidji State 1 – William Jewell 3

Bemidji State stayed within reach of William Jewell in every set, totaling at least 20 points in each. The Beavers allowed early runs to the Cardinals, who were able to stave off BSU enough through the first, third and fourth sets. Tronick paced the attack for the Beavers, leading the team with 14 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Heather Fletcher helped BSU to its second set win with four of her 12 kills in the match. She finished the day with a .409 attack percentage and only three errors. Fletcher also led the team with five blocks.

The Beavers totaled 54 kills in the match and a .150 attack percentage. Freshman setter Shelby Haney led the squad with a career high 26 assists while junior setter Jordyn Koehn followed with 19.

Bemidji State 3 – S.D. School of Mines 1

After a first set loss to South Dakota School of Mines, Bemidji State jump started three straight set wins with a 14-4 run in the second. Tronick served from the line for nine consecutive points as the Beavers built a comfortable lead. The Beavers scored five straight points to close the second set and continued the momentum in the third and fourth sets. BSU began the third on a 5-0 run and went on runs of five and six unanswered points in the fourth.

Bemidji State finished with 47 kills and a .318 hitting percentage. The Beavers’ servers totaled 18 service aces compared to eight for the Hardrockers. Yost and Tronick led BSU with 15 kills each. Haney totaled 20 assists while Koehn followed with 19.

Bemidji State begins Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play next weekend, beginning with the program’s home opener Thursday, Sept. 15 against St. Cloud State University. BSU will follow up with a trip to University of Minnesota Duluth Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University 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).

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