September 09, 20121st2ndFinal
Bemidji State011
Minnesota, Crookston000
BSU47:32VanHaaften, Tiffany (Nyquist, Abigail )
BSUTietz, Brittany45:0000
BSUBarr, Sonja45:0002
UMCUnderdahl, Drew90:0012
Stats at a GlanceBSUUMC
Shots (on Goal)9 (3) 5 (2)
Corner Kicks36
Beavers earn 1-0 win to open NSIC season
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Beavers earn 1-0 win to open NSIC season

CROOKSTON, Minn. (UMC Soccer Field) -- Tiffany VanHaaften (Jr., M, Chaska, Minn.) scored a header off a corner kick in the 48th minute to give the Bemidji State University soccer team all it would need to secure its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) win of the season Sunday. VanHaaften’s goal was the only goal of the 1-0 victory over University of Minnesota, Crookston.

After a scoreless first half of play, VanHaaften notched her second goal of the season less than three minutes into the second half off a corner kick by freshman Abigail Nyquist (D, Golden Valley, Minn.). Nyquist, who lofted the ball to VanHaaften’s head, earned her first collegiate point as she assisted on the goal.

Goalkeepers Sonja Barr (So., Duluth, Minn.) and Brittany Tietz (Fr., Aberdeen, S.D.) combined for a clean slate while facing a total of five shots. Tietz, who was in goal during the final 45 minutes of play and was credited the win, is now 2-1 on the season.   

BSU out shot UMC in the game 9-5 while landing three on goal.

BSU improves to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in league play.  The Beavers return to action Saturday with a trip to St. Paul, Minn. to battle Concordia University-St. Paul at noon.  The team wraps up its four-game road swing Sunday with a 1 p.m. tilt at nationally-ranked Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).