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VOLLEYBALL: BHS drops Roseau, 3-1

BEMIDJI -- Last Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Bemidji High School volleyball team won its first set against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton before dropping the next three for a 3-1 loss on their home court.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, they welcomed the Rams of Roseau and gave them the same treatment they had received. Roseau (8-5) won the the first set 25-23 before the Lumberjacks (4-4) took over to claim sets 2-4 by scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-22.

“The team that we were last week and the team that I just saw tonight – the girls played a completely different game,” BHS head coach Alicia Kriens said. “I think the loss last week really made them refocus and we did a lot in those four days of practice that we had to really reset our clocks and get ready to play our very best.”

Leading the Bemidji attack were outside hitters Emma Muller and Taylor Wade with 15 and 14 kills, respectively.

“Our outsides, we’ve been working a lot on shots and being smart with the ball,” said Kriens. “It’s not always about how hard you hit it, but just about placement and seeing what’s going on on the other side of the court.”

Emily Wade and Mikerra Mathews split the setting duties for the Jacks, with Wade racking up 25 assists and Mathews 18.

On defense, Jenna Anderson picked up 21 digs, followed by Emily Wade and Muller with 13 and 12, while Kenzie Christiansen knocked down six blocks at the net.

“We were cutting back on the errors, we spread our offense really well, Jenna was back there with a ton of digs, nothing was dropping on our side,” Kriens said. “Overall, they all really focused and they all did their jobs, which is exactly what we’ve been talking about.”

The Jacks are back on the court for a 7 p.m. game Thursday, Sept. 20, against Grand Rapids back at BHS.