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Northern State University volleyball defeated Bemidji State 3-0 on the road. NSU improved to 15-0 overall and 7-0 in the NSIC, while Bemidji dropped to 4-12 on the year and 2-5 in league action.
The Wolves tallied set wins of 25-18, 25-18, and 25-15. Each team had their runs throughout the match, but the Wolves broke away and did not look back.
Kelsey Chambers (Sr.) led the team with 12 kills and added five digs and one service ace. Cari McGarvie (Sr.) had the hot hand with a match leading .471 attack percentage. McGarvie was close behind Chambers with ten kills of her own, alongside two digs, two service aces, and two blocks. Mandy Kurosky (So.) was the third and final Wolf in double digits with ten kills. Kurosky also hit well in the game with a .444 mark.
Northern hit .237 as a team, while holding Bemidji to a .071 mark. The match marks the tenth time this season that the Wolves have held their opponents under .100. The Wolves combined for 40 kills on the night, to Bemidji State’s 25.
NSU libero Renee Hoffman (Sr.) led the defensive effort with 12 digs, followed by setter Drew Smith (Sr.) with eight. Smith added 37 assists and two blocks in three sets played. Tori Biach (Jr.) and Kellie Schmit (So.) each tallied four kills, while Biach added five digs on defense. Annika van Oosbree (So.) notched seven digs of the team’s 46 in the match.
The Wolves continue on the road this weekend, heading to Upper Iowa and Winona State. NSU will open the weekend Friday, October 9, at 7 p.m. versus the Peacocks, and then face the Warriors at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 10.
The Wolves are home at Wachs Arena on October 16 against Concordia University, St. Paul, October 17 against Minnesota State, and October 18 against MSU Moorhead.
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