Bemidji State Stuns Northern State 1-0
Saturday, October 4, 2003
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State soccer team knocked off Northern State 1-0 in overtime this afternoon, marking its first victory over the Wolves. Northern State is now 1-9-0 against the Beavers. The Wolves came into the match with an undefeated record of 8-0-1 overall and 2-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.

The Beavers compiled a strong defensive showing in the first half and the two teams were tied 0-0 at halftime.

The second half was more of the same as both teams were unable to put any goals on the board during regulation.

The match would stay scoreless until the 94th minute in overtime when freshman Mary Stoltz took a cross from freshman Whitney Sengthao and beat goalkeeper Emily Herbst to give the Beavers the 1-0 victory.

Head coach Jim Stone believes this game marks a monumental day in BSU soccer history.

“This is Bemidji State’s biggest victory in the history of the program,” Stone said, “With Northern State’s unbeaten record, its strong history against us, and its position in the conference this game means a lot to our team.”

Although the win was a team effort, Stone felt several players played especially well for the Beavers.

“Erin Foss, Cristina Egnell, Nikki Cleveland and Tegan Moehn all played unbelievable for us today,” Stone said.

Goalkeeper Kari Torgerson finished with her third shutout of the season.

BSU is now 2-8-1 overall and 1-2-0 in NSIC play. The Beavers will not have much time to enjoy today’s victory as they will be in action again Sunday afternoon against Winona State. Start time is 1:00 p.m. at the BSU Soccer Field.