|October 16, 2021||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Bemidji State University volleyball team forced four sets with Minnesota State University, Moorhead Saturday afternoon but the Dragons (3-16, 3-8 NSIC) earned a 3-1 (25-18, 18-25, 25-15, 25-10) victory over the Beavers (0-19, 0-11 NSIC) in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.
The Beavers were led by sophomore Maddi Siedenburg who totaled a career-high 14 kills and also hit a career-best .282 in 39 attacks. BSU totaled 44 kills as a team which was the season’s second highest total while also hitting at a .173 efficiency for the season’s second highest mark.
Bemidji State’s best set in the match came in set two where the Beavers hit .361 as a team and totaled 17 kills with just four errors in 36 attacks.
Siedenburg was followed by freshman Lauren Sitter who totaled nine kills and hit a team-high .471 with just one error on 17 attacks. She was followed by senior Anna Averkamp who totaled eight kills. Freshman Emily Wade set the ball for the Beavers’ attack and totaled 33 assists while adding seven digs on defense and five kills on offense.
Bemidji State’s defense was led by sophomore Lauren Justesen who totaled a career-high 26 digs while senior Annie Hopp followed with 10 which was a career mark for her.
BSU totaled five blocks as a team and were led by Sitter who recorded three solo blocks while sophomore Rylie Bjerklie added two blocks (1s-1a).
Bemidji State hits the road for a three-match road trip beginning next weekend when it travels to University of Mary and Minot State University, Oct. 22-23 before facing University of Minnesota, Crookston Oct. 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).