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VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji sweeps Mounds View, splitting opening day at STMA Invite

The Bemidji High School volleyball team started out strongly on Friday in St. Michael, then ran into some adversity.

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ST. MICHAEL – The Bemidji High School volleyball team started out strongly on Friday in St. Michael, then ran into some adversity.

The Lumberjacks swept Mounds View 2-0 at the STMA Invite, then were swept 2-0 themselves at the hands of Minnetonka later in the day. All told, BHS went 1-1 during the opening day of competition.

The Jacks (9-8) handled Mounds View 25-17 in the first set, then had a similarly convincing 25-20 win in the second. Against Minnetonka, Bemidji dropped the first set 25-21, then fell 25-18 in the second.

Beth Bolte led the Lumberjacks with six kills in their win over Mounds View, while Mollie Rupp contributed four and Elizabeth Oster three. Margie Anderson paced BHS with all 14 set assists, and Bolte topped the defensive leaderboard with six digs.

Against Minnetonka, Rupp led the way with eight kills, as Bolte added seven and Oster five. Anderson had 16 of the team’s 19 set assists, and Jordan Pemberton, Anderson and Bolte tied for the team lead with six digs apiece. Pemberton also posted five aces.

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The Jacks resume tournament play at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, back in St. Michael.

Bemidji 2, Mounds View 0

MV 17 20 – 0

BHS 25 25 – 2

Minnetonka 2, Bemidji 0

MNT 25 25 – 2

BHS 21 18 – 0

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