|October 05, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
SW Minnesota State
|BSU||1:27||Wallestad, Mari (Nyquist, Abigail )|
|BSU||19:12||O'Brien, Mary (Voeller, Jessie )|
|BSU||55:39||Voeller, Jessie (Scheller, Rachel )|
|SMSU||56:19||Corona, Vanesa (Pantze, Alex )|
|SMSU||61:22||Cadena, Miranda (Fisher, Kendahl )|
|SMSU||62:56||Cadena, Miranda (Fisher, Kendahl )|
|SMSU||88:05||Cadena, Miranda (Fisher, Kendahl )|
|Stats at a Glance||SMSU||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (8)||10 (6)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Led by a three-goal effort from Miranda Cadena, the No. 18 Southwest Minnesota State University soccer team scored four unanswered goals to remain undefeated and gain a 4-3 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over Bemidji State University Saturday at Chet Anderson Stadium.
BSU senior Jessie Voeller (F, Sr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) recorded her first multi-point match of the season, netting a goal and contributing an assist, but the Beavers' early lead would not hold.
Bemidji State came out the gates as the obvious aggressor, taking a 1-0 lead just 87 seconds into the contest. Abigail Nyquist (D, So., Golden Valley Minn.) found the head of Mari Wallestad (D, Jr., Ramsey, Minn.) on a corner kick. Wallestad netted her first goal of the season and snapped a shutout streak by SMSU the stretched 391 minutes and reached back to Sept. 13.
Bemidji State junior Mary O'Brien (F, Maplewood, Minn.) gave the Beavers a two-goal cushion in the 20th minute when she tipped her fifth goal of the season past Brienna Dehkes on a great crossing pass from Voeller.
Holding a 2-0 lead to open the second half, Rachel Sheller (D, Jr., Maple Grove, Minn.) found Voeller in front of the in the 56th minute to put BSU up 3-0 on a team that had allowed just three goals all season. The goal stood as Voeller's first of 2013.
The Mustangs answered just 40 seconds later on a goal from Vanesa Corona. The score would spark a three-goal, five-minute flurry for SMSU. In the 62nd minute, the Cadena would get her first goal of the game. Eighty-four seconds later, Cadena made good on a breakaway to tie the score a 3-3.
Locked in a tie with the nation’s No. 18 team, the Beavers looked content to defend and play for overtime, but in the 89th minute, a Mustang player fired a shot towards the net that deflected off a BSU defender and right to the feet of Cadena. The forward quickly deposited the ball into the left side of the net to give the Mustangs their first lead of the afternoon.
The Beavers fall to 6-3 overall and 3-3 in NSIC play.
Bemidji State will be back in action tomorrow when it welcomes the University of Sioux Falls for BSU's annual Senior Day match. The contest is set for a 1 p.m. start.
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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).