|September 15, 2012||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|CU||28:55||Kapala, Brittany (Loobeek, Kristi )|
|CU||45:31||Bianchi, Jess (Olsen, Amanda )|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||CU|
|Shots (on Goal)||15 (11)||19 (7)|
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Seafoam Stadium) -- The Bemidji State University women’s soccer team came from behind but was unable to get a victory in St. Paul, Minn. Saturday as the team settled for a 2-2 tie in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) match up with Concordia University-St. Paul.
CSP was the first to strike at the 28:55 mark when Brittany Kapala scored a header off a cross past Bemidji States goaltender Sonja Barr (So., Duluth, Minn.).
The Golden Bears took a 1-0 lead into half time, would make it 2-0 just 31 seconds into the half when Jess Bianchi scored a rebound in front of the net.
It didn’t take long for the Beavers to respond. At the 46:45 mark, freshmen defender Abigail Nyquist (D, Golden Valley, Minn.) blasted a shot from outside the box and buried it past Concordia-Saint Paul goaltender Kayla Kuczaboski. The goal was unassisted and the first of Nyquist’s collegiate career
BSU was able to tie the game when Mary O’Brien (So., F, Maplewood, Minn.) was taken out in the box and the Beavers were rewarded with a penalty kick. Junior Tiffany VanHaaften (Jr., M, Chaska, Minn.) stepped up to take the shot and nailed it into the right corner of the net for her team-leading third goal of the season and the game was forced into overtime.
The teams played through two 10-minute overtime periods without a score and settled for the draw.
Bemidji State was outshot in the game 19-15 but had 11 shots on goal compared to seven by Concordia-St. Paul.
Barr posted five saves and allowed two goals in the tie. She moves to 1-0-1 on the season.
The double-overtime draw marks the Beavers’ third overtime game of the season. BSU is now 1-1-1 in games extended beyond 90 minutes.
The Beavers moved to 3-1-1 on the season and 1-0-1 in conference play.
Bemidji State travels to Mankato Minn. to battle Minnesota State University (3-1-1, 2-0-0 NSIC) tomorrow. The NSIC match is set for a 1 p.m. start at the Pitch at Gage Towers.
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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).