Beavers narrowly defeated by Division I North Dakota State University
Saturday, September 1, 2007
FARGO, N.D. - Jessica Meath (Jr., Bethel, Minn.) recorded eight saves, but the one shot she let slip by inevitably cost the Bemidji State soccer team.

The Beavers only attempted one shot against Division I North Dakota State University, but they played extremely well coming off their upset victory over North Dakota last Wednesday. The Bison took 27 total shots, and were only able to get one in the net in a 1-0 victory Saturday afternoon at Ellig Sports Complex.

The game was Bemidji State’s (1-2-1) first road contest, and NDSU’s (1-0-0) first game of the young season.

Meath played the entire game in net for BSU. She allowed the unassisted goal to Michelle Martinez in the 56th minute, even though there was some controversy over whether or not it actually crossed the goal line. The shot was deflected off Meath, and trickled past her to the line. She jumped on it to try and save it, but the referees said it past the line before she could get to it, therefore giving the Bison a 1-0 lead.

Bemidji State hung close with the Division I team, but was unable to notch an equalizer in the closing minutes of the game. Danielle Uphoff (So., Brainerd, Minn.), who scored two goals against North Dakota, took the only shot for the Beavers, which was saved by the NDSU goalkeeper.

The Beavers return to the BSU Soccer Complex Sept. 6 when they will play host to St. Cloud State University with a game-time of 5 p.m.