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Jacks volleyball team splits at St. Michael tournament

The Bemidji volleyball team split two tight matches Friday at the St. Michael-Albertville tournament, losing 25-22, 25-22 to Southwest Christian in its opener but rallying to defeat Monticello 25-27, 25-23, 15-12 in the consolation bracket.

Today the Lumberjacks (12-6) will play three matches, the first slated for a 10:45 a.m. start against Wadena-Deer Creek.

The times and opponents for the other two matches will be determined by the earlier results.

In the Southwest Christian match the teams traded momentum shifts but Southwest Christian (13-4) was able to pull out a win in both games.

Jenna Sagedahl contributed 16 set assists while Jess Yost had 13 digs and eight kills. Allie Heifort finished with six kills.

Against Monticello (10-10) the Jacks rallied from a first-game loss to earn the victory.

"We had some ups and downs in the first game but at the end of the second game and in the entire third game we played intense volleyball," said BHS coach Theresa Colligan.

Yost had 17 kills, 11 digs and three blocks. Heifort had nine kills and three blocks while Bri Thorson contributed 14 digs and Nicole McDonald added three aces.