Bemidji State volleyball falls in three sets to Sioux Falls

September 18, 20211st2nd3rdFinal
Sioux Falls2525253
Bemidji St.16890
USFTeam StatsBSU
0.551Hitting Pct.0.126
78Total Attacks87
Yaksich - 17
KillsAverkamp - 7
Goerger - 33
AssistsWade - 15
Jacobson - 2
Hamm - 2
Wassink - 2
Yaksich - 9
Nagami - 9
DigsWade - 7
Jacobson - 3
Bemidji State volleyball falls in three sets to Sioux Falls
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Bemidji State volleyball falls in three sets to Sioux Falls

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team closed out its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opening weekend Saturday afternoon by falling to University of Sioux Falls, 3-0 (25-16, 25-8, 25-9). The Beavers fall to 0-10 on the season and 0-2 in NSIC play.

Bemidji State was out-hit 45 kills to 23 while the Cougars (7-3, 2-0 NSIC) hit at a .551 clip as a team compared to .126 for the Beavers. Senior Anna Averkamp paced the Beavers with seven kills and hit .250 in the match while BSU had no answer Cougars’ Averey Yaksich who totaled 17 kills and hit .640. Junior Meeghen Dahlager followed Averkamp with four kills on 14 attacks while sophomore Rilee Michaelson added three. 

Freshman Emily Wade recorded 15 assists setting the ball for the Beavers and also picked up seven digs on defense to also lead the Beavers’ defense. Bemidji State failed to record a block in the match for the first time this season. 

Bemidji State closes out its three-match homestand Tuesday, Sept. 21 when it hosts No. 23 St. Cloud State University at 6 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).