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VOLLEYBALL: Late run fizzles as Bemidji State falls 3-0 to Augustana

The Beavers will next have a midweek match when hosting Minnesota Crookston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the BSU Gymnasium.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Bemidji State volleyball team was one run away from getting right back into it on Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D.

But Augustana ripped off a run of its own instead, good for a 3-0 sweep over the Beavers.

BSU (3-12, 2-5 NSIC) lost by 25-13 and 25-12 scores in the first two sets. But Bemidji State answered back in the third frame, assuming a 14-10 lead thanks to a 7-0 run. Lauren Sitter fueled the spurt with a pair of kills, while Annie Hopp added an ace to get the Beavers in a groove.

However, the Vikings (11-4, 3-4 NSIC) soon responded with a 7-1 burst to go back in front 18-16. And after both sides traded a few points, Augie closed out the sweep with a decisive 6-0 run for a 25-18 triumph.

Rylie Bjerklie led BSU with six kills, while Meeghen Dahlager and Sitter each contributed four. Hally Holker paced the club with 10 set assists, and Emily Wade followed closely behind with eight. Hopp dug up 12 balls to top Bemidji State’s defensive leaderboard.

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The Beavers will next have a midweek match when hosting Minnesota Crookston at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the BSU Gymnasium.

Augustana 3, Bemidji State 0

BSU 13 12 18 -- 0

AU 25 25 25 -- 3

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