Top-ranked Concordia-St. Paul too much for Bemidji State in season finale

November 12, 20161st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji State1012130
Concordia-St. Paul2525253
BSUTeam StatsCSP
.133Hitting Pct..591
98Total Attacks88
Yost - 10
KillsHanson - 12
Sampson - 12
Haney - 22
AssistsWilliams - 41
AcesMcDonough - 1
Mohr - 1
Yost - 8
DigsMcDonough - 13
Tronick - 1
Fletcher - 1
BlocksMacek - 4
Top-ranked Concordia-St. Paul too much for Bemidji State in season finale
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Top-ranked Concordia-St. Paul too much for Bemidji State in season finale

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Gangelhoff Center) – Led by 12-kill performances from Riley Hanson and Mariya Sampson, the top-ranked Concordia University-St. Paul volleyball team hit .500 or better in all three sets to sweep the Beavers, 3-0, in the regular-season finale Saturday at the Gangelhoff center.

Senior Jessica Yost lead the Beavers hitting .357 with 10 kills and eight digs, while fellow senior Amanda Tronic and sophomore Heather Fletcher each posted a block.

BSU took advantage of a pair of CSP miscues to take a 2-1 lead out of the gates, but the Golden Bears would respond by recording 13 of the next 16 points en route to a 25-10 victory in the first set.

The Golden Bears put together their best set of the match to take a 2-0 lead. CSP recorded 21 kills on 29 attempts with just one error, in the second set, for an efficient .690 hitting percentage.

Using two kills apiece from Hanson, Sampson and Emma Lange early, CSP jumped out to an 11-2 lead. The Beavers would use a kill by Yost to cut the deficit to eight points, 13-5, but after trading blows, the Golden Bears would rattle off seven of the last nine points of the match to take the second set 25-12.

CSP would open the third set on a 6-1 run and BSU was unable to close the gap. Hanson led the team with five kills in the frame and the hosts would take advantage of six unforced errors by the Beavers to cruise to a 25-13 set win to complete the sweep.

The Beavers cap their 2016 season, their first under Head Coach Kevin Ulmer, 7-22 overall and 3-17 in NSIC play.

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.