Beavers to host Winona State and Upper Iowa
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Beavers to host Winona State and Upper Iowa
Soccer Notebook
• The Bemidji State University soccer team played well on both sides of the field this past weekend, picking up two shutouts and scoring a combined eight goals against MSU Moorhead on Saturday and Minnesota, Crookston on Sunday.
• The Beavers have started the season well posting a 5-0-0 record, including a3-1 win against NCAA Division-I opponent North Dakota on Sept. 3. The win was the second-ever for BSU over UND.
• Just five games into the season there have already been 15 different players to record points for the Beavers, including three freshmen. 10 different players have scored goals.
Alysha Domiano (Sr., Def., Dayton, Minn.) ended a two-year scoring drought on Sept. 18 when she scored the game-winning goal of the game against MSU Moorhead. She also picked up an assist on Sept. 19 against Minnesota, Crookston.
Samantha Lumberg (Fr., D/M, Woodbury, Minn.) picked up her first collegiate point on Sept. 18 when she assisted on the second goal of the game against MSU Moorhead.
• The Sept. 7 game against Minnesota, Crookston saw Bethany Fluto (Jr., For., Bemidji, Minn.) score her first-collegiate goal. Mallory Lowe (So., Def., Lino Lakes, Minn.) and Danni Steele (Fr., M/D, Mankato, Minn.) also picked up their first-collegiate points each recording an assist.
• In the Sept. 7 game, red-shirt sophomore Analey Skog (For., St. Francis, Minn.) recorded one goal and one assist. Both were her firsts for the season.
• Freshman Jessie Voeller (For., White Bear Lake, Minn.) has had an amazing
start for the Beavers, netting two goals and picking up two assists in the first five games of the season.  
• Senior goalkeeper Samantha Ross (Stillwater, Minn.) was named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in net against the UMC on Sept. 7. En route to her fifth career shutout, Ross turned away six shots on goal en route to her second win on the season. With a 2-0-0 record to start the season, she also has a 0.67 goals against average and a .917 save percentage since the season has begun.
• Senior forward Ashlee Ellefesen (Hugo, Minn.) was recognized for her production on the field against North Dakota University and Viterbo University over the Sept. 3-5 weekend. She netted two goals for the Beavers over the weekend, both proving to be game winners. In Grand Forks, N.D., Ellefsen scored the second goal of the game at the 56th minute mark. Following up against Viterbo, she scored the third goal of the game for the Beavers in the 72nd minute helping clinch the win. On the weekend she had 6 shots on goal, three in each game.

Scouting Winona State (4-2-0; 1-0-0 NSIC)

• The Warriors are 4-2 on the season, earning wins over Upper Iowa, Ferris State, Concordia- St. Paul and Regis University. The only WSU losses on the season have come to ranked teams, falling to No. 1 Grand Valley State and No. 5 Metro State-Denver.
• Last weekend Winona State defeated Upper Iowa 2-1 in Fayette, Iowa to open conference play.
• The Warriors are led offensively by Jordyn Strege who has two goals on the season for four points.
• In net for WSU is keeper Anna Belpedio who has 45 saves in 540 minutes of play. She has only conceeded four goals on the season.
• Last season the Beavers picked up their first-ever win over the Warriors in a 2-1 victory in Winona, Minn.

Scouting Upper Iowa (3-1-0; 0-1-0 NSIC)

• Upper opened conference play last weekend dropping a 2-1 decision to Winona State on Friday. On Sunday they picked up a win over intrastate team Cornell College beating them 3-0.
• The Peacocks’ Liz Kaluzinski is the team leader in points with 11 (5G, 1A).
• Amanda Smith has been the mainstay in net for Upper Iowa starting in all four games. She has 11 saves on the season with only two goals against.