BHSU falls to Dixie State
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BHSU falls to Dixie State

BHSU volleyball falls to Dixie State as Hard Rockers beat Westminster

BHSU and School of Mines Media Relations - September 9, 2018

SPEARFISH, S.D. – The Black Hills State volleyball team falls, 3-0, to Dixie State to complete the opening weekend of conference play. The Trailblazers won by scores of 25-23, 26-24, and 25-21.

"I was pleased with the effort and attitude of our team today," said head coach Kristin Carmichael. "We still have to play more consistent and limit opponent runs to win."

The Green and Gold attacked early in the first set, going on a 4-0 run to lead the Trailblazers, 4-0. A solo block from Carisa Becerra, a kill from Laurel Lech, and an attack error kept the momentum going with a score of 15-12 in favor of the Yellow Jackets. Dixie State went on a 6-0 run to take a 21-19 lead and eventually win the set, 25-23.

With back-and-forth action in the second set, neither team set a lasting lead. Dixie State took advantage of an attack error to go ahead of the Yellow Jackets with a 9-5 lead. Three attack errors pushed the Green and Gold ahead, 19-17. A service ace by Ellise Lech, and another kill for Becerra helped the Yellow Jackets take a 23-19 lead. The Trailblazers went on a 7-2 run to take the set, 26-24.

Leading the match, Dixie State grabbed an early 8-4 lead over the Yellow Jackets. Midway through the set, the Green and Gold tied the score up, 13-13, but the Trailblazers took back the lead to win the set, 25-21, and the match, 3-0.


The South Dakota School of Mines volleyball team won its first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match of the season, topping Westminster College in straight sets (25-17, 26-24, 25-17).

Dana Thomson had a big offensive day for the Hardrockers, notching 15 kills while Anna Breidt had nine and Shyann Bastin had six.

Bredit also had two aces along with while Thomson and Alye Wagner had one each.
Hannah Stevenson had five blocks while Bredit had three and Caryn Hazzard had three. Allie Boggs had 19 assists while Bastain had 17.

Tana Dahlberg had 25 digs, Wagner had 13 and Thompson had 12.

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