Bemidji State shut out by defending NSIC tournament champions
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Bemidji, Minn. - The recent success at home for the Bemidji State soccer team was stifled Saturday by the University of Mary.

The defending Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament champions got on the board early and held on to notch a 3-0 victory against the Beavers at the BSU Soccer Field.

Jessica Janusz scored in the fourth minute to give U-Mary a quick advantage. She later assisted a goal by Megan Wilson in the 40th minute. That goal came after a shot that was saved by the BSU goalkeeper Jessica Meath (Jr., Bethel, Minn.) Meath knocked the initial shot in the air, and Janusz was able to hit the rebound over to Wilson who scored the goal.

U-Mary scored again in the second minute of the second half when Alyssa Deutscher took a shot that caromed off the top of the goalpost and came right back to her. She proceeded to take the rebound and knock the shot past Meath to give the Marauders the final 3-0 score.

Kelly Hyvare (Jr., Coon Rapids, Minn.) led the charge for BSU with four shots in the contest. Lauren Olivares (Jr., El Paso, Texas) had two shot attempts, and Ashlee Ellefsen (Fr., Hugo, Minn.), Sara Susick (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) and Megan Wallner (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.) each attempted one shot.

Meath was tested throughout the game, gathering nine saves while giving up the three goals. Brannigan Coyle had four saves and earned the win in net for UM.

U-Mary (5-3-0) outshot Bemidji State 8-7 in the first half, but turned up the defense in the second half to outshoot the Beavers 12-2. The Marauders also had the advantage in corner kicks 7-2.

The loss dropped BSU to 4-4-1 on the season, and ended the recent three-game home winning streak.

Bemidji State will be looking to get back on track as the Beavers wrap up non-conference play Sunday with a 1 p.m. matchup against Northern State University at the BSU Soccer Field.