|September 14, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
Langlie - 3
Reiff - 3
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team fell to No. 2 Northern State University 3-0 (15-25, 17-25, 9-25) Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. The Beavers fall to 4-8 (1-3 NSIC) on the season while the Wolves remain perfect at 12-0 (4-0 NSIC).
“Not really happy with how much of the game went,” said head coach Kevin Ulmer. “We played tough with them in the beginning of the first set and then about half way through the second set but just had too many hitting errors. To play a team like this we have to have all our pieces playing together and our girls just did not execute at the highest level of efficiency we needed them to.”
Bemidji State started well against the second ranked Wolves and took an early 7-6 lead. However, NSU would go on a 5-0 run to take an 11-7 lead over BSU. The Beavers would never regain the lead against the Wolves and their high-powered attack and fell in the first set, 15-25. The Beavers hit .194 during the set but couldn’t match the Wolves who hit at a .314 clip.
The Beavers kept up with the Wolver early in the set and 16 points in the score was tied, 8-8 but four consecutive attack errors and a kill by the Wolves gave NSU the 8-13 lead. The Beavers would pull within three at 14-17 but a six-point scoring run again put the Wolves far ahead at 24-14. Bemidji State would push the score to 17-24 but ended up falling in the set 17-25. Freshman Greta Paszek led BSU with four kills in the set but BSU hit -.121 with 12 hitting errors to fall behind 2-0 in the match.
Set three would be all Northern State as the Wolves jumped out to an early 6-15 lead over the Beavers. Bemidji State could never recover from the deficit and totaled just nine points in the set, falling 9-25.
The Beavers struggled on the attack during the match and hit just .011 as a team with 23 errors and 24 kills. Paszek led the Beavers with five kills on 19 attacks while Maddie Filipiak, Anna Averkamp and Becka Cronin each totaled four.
Bemidji State will look to rebound tomorrow afternoon when they travel to face Minnesota State University, Moorhead at 1 p.m.
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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).