SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – After starting the weekend off strong against Northwestern College, the Bemidji State University soccer team (2-1) was unable to pull off a win against Dordt College (3-0) Saturday afternoon, dropping a 1-0 decision.
The Beavers came out looking strong on the ball as they forced Defender goalkeeper Steph Goslinga to make three saves.
Jamie Ford (Sr., Edina, Minn.) had a strong showing in her second game back for BSU. She had good vision and set up multiple scoring chances for the Beavers, while also putting a shot on goal.
The Defenders also came away with a few scoring chances of their own in the first half, but Beaver goalie Samantha Ross (Jr., Stillwater, Minn.) turned away two shots on goal to keep the half scoreless.
Entering the second half the Beavers jumped right back into the swing of things getting some good scoring chances.
However, it would be the Dordt Defenders that would take an early second half lead. While in the 18-yard box, a Dordt striker drew a penalty against the Beavers and was rewarded with a penalty kick.
Kate Du Mez took the penalty kick for the Defenders and put in the lower corner just out of reach of Beaver goalie Abby Kjonaas (So., Fargo, N.D.).
Bemidji State kept on the attack looking for an equalizer. Ashlee Ellefsen (Jr., Hugo, Minn.) almost gave the Beavers the goal they were looking for when she took a laser of a shot from 20 yards that hit the crossbar and was cleared out by the Dordt defense.
Despite the best efforts by the Beavers, the Defenders were able to hold onto lead for the remainder of the game.
The Bemidji State soccer team will be back in action on Tuesday evening when the travel to Crookston, Minn. To take on the University of Minnesota, Crookston at 4 p.m.