VOLLEYBALL: No. 4 Bulldogs oust Bemidji State in 3-set clash

With Saturday’s loss, the Beavers (3-20, 2-13 NSIC) have officially been eliminated from postseason contention.

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BEMIDJI – The Bemidji State volleyball team couldn’t quite contend with No. 4 Minnesota Duluth on Saturday at the BSU Gymnasium, falling to the top-flight Bulldogs in three sets.

UMD (21-2, 13-2 NSIC) sealed the sweep with respective wins of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-14 in the opening three frames.

With Saturday’s loss, the Beavers (3-20, 2-13 NSIC) have officially been eliminated from postseason contention.

Hallie Mertz had eight kills to pace Bemidji State, while Hally Holker tallied a team-best 16 set assists. Jada Wlodarczyk spearheaded the defensive efforts with seven digs, while Zayda Priebe continued her late-season surge at the net with three more blocks.

BSU will attempt to snap its 11-game losing streak when facing Minnesota Crookston (3-20, 2-13) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Crookston.


Minnesota Duluth 3, Bemidji State 0

UMD 25 25 25 – 3

BSU 16 19 14 – 0

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