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BSU volleyball, soccer lose in Friday games

The Bemidji State volleyball team lost matches to No. 18 Rollins College and Winona State on Friday at the Minnesota-Duluth Invitational.

The Beavers lost to Rollins 3-0 by game scores of 25-16, 25-23 and 25-12. BSU lost to Winona State 3-1 by game scores of 25-15, 25-22, 23-25 and 26-24.

Bethany Thompson had nine kills, Kimberly Hacker had eight kills and freshman Rachel Craig had seven kills against Rollins.

The Beavers hit a strong .237 against their nationally ranked foes from Florida.

Senior setter Jessi-Beth McCannell had 28 assists and Laura Carlson had eight digs.

The match against Winona State goes into the record as a non-conference contest.

The Beavers were led by freshman Kelly Niles' 15 kills. The newcomer hit .438 for the match. She was joined by Kelsi Crawford's 11 kills and .192 attack percentage.

Thompson added 10 kills while Hacker tallied nine for the match. The Beavers struggled offensively hitting only .176 against the Warriors.

Setters McCannell and Courtney Volkmann combined for 44 assists.

Defensively, Carlson paced the Beavers with 23 digs in four sets. Niles and Elissa Christensen each added 10 digs.

BSU will continues play at the UMD Volleyball Invitational on Saturday with matches against California University (Pa.) at 11 a.m. and Upper Iowa University at 3 p.m.

The Bemidji State soccer team lost 5-0 to Colorado School of Mines in a non-conference match Friday in Duluth.

Colorado scored its first goal 19:21 into the game and added another goal on a pentalty kick to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.

Colorado went up 3-0 six minutes into the second half and added two more goals to close out the win.

The Beavers were outshot 13-2 in shots on goal.

BSU goalie Abby Kjonaas made seven saves. Freshman goalkeeper Sonja Barr played the second half in net and made one save.

The Beavers continue its eight-game road trip Sunday at Minot State. Game time is 1 p.m.