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VOLLEYBALL: Beavers sunk by Mavs

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State volleyball team fell to Minnesota State in a 3-0 sweep (15-25, 23-25, 18-25) Saturday afternoon in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match at the BSU Gymnasium. The Beavers (5-17, 2-12 NSIC) were led by junior Julie Touchett’s seven kills and six blocks.

The Beavers totaled just 20 kills for the match and hit 23 attacking errors compared to Minnesota State’s 37 kills and .171 hitting percentage. The Beavers tied the Mavericks with 41 team digs and out-blocked MSU, 9-7, but were out-matched at the service line with MSU tallying eight aces to four for BSU.

Freshman Haley Stolt led the Beavers’ hitter in hitting percentage by hitting at a .250 clip with two kills. Freshman Mary Campbell set the ball for BSU and earned 18 assists.

On defense, the Beavers were led by sophomore Becka Cronin’s 11 digs while Touchett paced the Beavers with six blocks (2s-4a).

Bemidji State begins a four-match road trip next weekend by heading to Upper Iowa and Winona State, Oct. 19-20.