Beavers drop match with Minot State, 3-1

September 22, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Minot State252522253
Bemidji State202125161
.167Hitting Pct..171
144Total Attacks129
Spuller - 19
KillsAverkamp - 10
Paszek - 10
Dewulf - 43
AssistsCampbell - 35
Falldorf - 7
AcesNier - 3
Koza - 11
DigsHallmann - 17
Falldorf - 3
BlocksTouchett - 6
Beavers drop match with Minot State, 3-1
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Beavers drop match with Minot State, 3-1

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team attempted to comeback from down two sets but fell to Minot State University, 3-1 (20-25, 21-25, 25-22, 16-25), in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (5-10, 2-5 NSIC) were led by Anna Averkamp and Greta Paszek who each totaled 10 kills in the match.

“When we passed well, we executed well,” said head coach Kevin Ulmer. “That’s where today was really up and down. We had good moments where we were passing well but then had moments where we were out of system off the pass.”

Bemidji State had no answer for Minot State’s Shelby Spuller (19) and Hayley Swain (13) who combined for 32 of the team’s 52 kills in the match.

“We had a tough time executing our game plan against Spuller,” continued Ulmer. “She’s a good player and to come out and average five kills per set is awesome. We did fine in set three defending her but Minot’s other hitters picked it up after her."

Bemidji State was out-hit in the match 52 kills to 43 but were the most efficient team hitting at a .171 clip compared to .167 for MiSU. Defensively, BSU picked up 50 team digs while Minot State totaled 51 but BSU played the net well and totaled 10 team blocks to just five for MiSU.

Senior Maddie Filipiak followed Averkamp and Paszek with eight kills and led the team by hitting at a .350 efficiency while freshman Mary Campbell coordintated the attack and earned 35 assists. Junior Emma Hallmann led the Beavers’ backcourt with 17 digs while Kelli Auer added nine. Junior Julie Touchett had a dominant performance at the net totaling six blocks (3s-3a) and added six kills while Filipiak followed with four blocks (0s-4a).

Bemidji State remains at home for its next volleyball action and hosts University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State University Sept. 28-29 at the BSU Gymnasium.

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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).