BSU takes 3-0 loss to Minnesota State to open final weekend

November 15, 20191st2nd3rdFinal
Bemidji St.1516150
Minnesota St.2525253
BSUTeam StatsMSU
0.085Hitting Pct.0.412
26Kills43
18Errors8
94Total Attacks85
23Assists40
5Aces8
31Digs43
2Blocks7
BSULeadersMSU
Touchett - 8
KillsOlson - 13
Mackinac - 22
AssistsSchindler - 36
Auer - 3
AcesQuam - 3
Hallmann - 14
DigsQuam - 19
Averkamp - 1
Johnson - 1
BlocksLee - 3
BSU takes 3-0 loss to Minnesota State to open final weekend
Saturday, November 16, 2019
BSU takes 3-0 loss to Minnesota State to open final weekend

MANKATO, Minn. -- Bemidji State University volleyball fell to open its final weekend of action in a 3-0 loss (15-25, 16-25, 15-25) at Minnesota State University, Mankato Friday night. Senior middleblocker Julie Touchett recorded a team-high eight kills with a .316 attack percentage as the Beavers fall to 7-20 overall and 4-15 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

As a team, BSU hit .085 while the Mavericks (17-10, 10-8 NSIC) hit .412 with 43 total kills. Minnesota State attacked Bemidji State more efficiently as the match went on, hitting .256 in the first set, .417 in the second and ending the third set with a .682 attack percentage. The Beavers hit a match-high .188 percentage in the second set as Touchett and junior outside hitter Becky Schroeder totaled four kills each in the set.

Through three sets, Schroeder followed Touchett with six kills while freshman setter Maddie Mackinac recorded 22 assists and six digs. Senior defensive specialist Emma Hallman led the team with 14 digs.

Bemidji State closes out the 2019 season Saturday at 5 p.m. against No. 5 Concordia University-St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn.

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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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