Ford scored in the 11th minute of action, and was assisted by Danielle Uphoff (So., Brainerd, Minn.) who notched her third helper of the year.
The Beavers allowed only three shots on goal in the contest, but Ashlyn White was able to score the unassisted equalizer in the 68th minute, and the two teams were unable to score a game-winner after two overtimes of play.
Uphoff now has nine points on the year (3 goals, 3 assists) and is second place on the team in that category. Ford is right behind her with eight points (3 goals, 3 assists), and she has been catching fire lately, scoring all three of her goals in the last six games.
Ford’s goal also moved her into a tie for ninth place all-time for goals scored in BSU history with eight for her career.
Bemidji State (6-6-3, 2-1-1 NSIC) outshot the Jimmies (6-6-1) 16-9, and had six corner kicks to JC’s four. Lauren Olivares (Jr., El Paso, Texas) led the way for BSU with four shots, and Ford had three.
Samantha Ross (Fr., Stillwater, Minn.) had two saves for BSU and was untested for much of the contest. Angela Veches had 10 saves while allowing Ford’s goal. Both goalies played all 110 minutes for their respective teams.
The Beavers jump right back into conference play Sunday with a road matchup at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.
NOTES: BSU moved to 3-5-2 all-time against Jamestown...Kim Sorteberg (So., Anoka, Minn.) and Ford were both issued yellow cards....BSU had 13 fouls and JC had 15.