BSU Volleyball forces five sets with No. 6 Golden Bears but fall just short

September 21, 20191st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Concordia-St. Paul21252125153
Bemidji St.25192516102
Con-SPTeam StatsBSU
0.32Hitting Pct.0.258
70Kills54
23Errors21
147Total Attacks128
65Assists53
5Aces2
44Digs47
8Blocks7
Con-SPLeadersBSU
Mulvihill - 18
KillsSchroeder - 18
Nutter - 37
AssistsMackinac - 50
Veldman - 1
Nutter - 1
Hanson - 1
Berger - 1
Decker - 1
AcesAuer - 1
Touchett - 1
Nutter - 10
Hanson - 10
DigsHallmann - 14
Brady - 4
BlocksTouchett - 4
BSU Volleyball forces five sets with No. 6 Golden Bears but fall just short
Saturday, September 21, 2019
BSU Volleyball forces five sets with No. 6 Golden Bears but fall just short

BEMIDJI, Minn. – For the first time in 10 years, the Bemidji State University volleyball team won a set against Concordia University-St. Paul in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Saturday afternoon. The Beavers (3-7, 0-2 NSIC) took two sets away from the sixth-ranked Golden Bears (8-2, 2-0 NSIC) but fell in the fifth set 15-10 to fall 3-2 in the match.

BSU forced five sets against Concordia-St. Paul for the first time since 2003.

The Beavers were the aggressors in set one and took the first set 25-21 from the Golden Bears after BSU hit .273 as a team and forced eight attacking errors by CSP. The Golden Bears responded with a 25-19 win in set two but Bemidji State rallied to take set three 25-21 after hitting .500 as a team during the set. However, the Golden Bears proved why they were the sixth-ranked team in the nation and answered with a 25-16 win in set four and 15-10 win in the fifth and final set.

Bemidji State finished the game by hitting .258 as a team, the third highest percentage of the season. The Beavers were out-hit in the match 70-54 in kills but made up their points by forcing 23 attack errors and 12 service errors.

Junior Becky Schroeder led the team with 18 kills, her third highest total of the season, and also led the team by hitting at a .469 clip, a career mark. Sophomore Haley Stolt followed with 12 kills and hit .073 while senior Julie Touchett added 11 kills, hit at a .292 efficiency and led the team with four blocks (2s-2a).

Redshirt freshman Maddie Mackinac coordinated the Beavers’ attack and totaled 50 assists and guided the Beavers to a .258 team hitting percentage.

On defense, senior Emma Hallmann led the squad with 14 digs while Mackinac and sophomore Taylor Kot each contributed eight and senior Kelli Auer added seven.

The Beavers will have their first NSIC road trip of the season next weekend and travel to Winona State University and Upper Iowa University, Sept. 27-28.

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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).

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