|November 01, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|BSU||7:55||VanHaaften, Tiffany (Nyquist, Abigail )|
|Stats at a Glance||UMD||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||28 (9)||8 (5)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Tiffany VanHaaften (M, Sr., Chaska, Minn.) scored her fourth goal of the season and Sonja Barr (GK, Jr., Duluth, Minn.) made nine saves for her sixth shutout of the season to lead the Bemidji State University soccer team to a 1-0 victory over University of Minnesota Duluth in NSIC play Friday afternoon at Chet Anderson Stadium.
The Beavers final home match of the 2013 season proved to be a success as they earned the first home victory over UMD since the program began in 1995. BSU capped its first season at Chet Anderson Stadium with a 7-2-0 record.
Bemidji State took a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute of play. Abby Nyquist (D, So., Golden Valley, Minn.) got the scoring play started when she cleared traffic in front of the net with a throw in. VanHaaften was on the back side and beat the goalkeeper to the far post for what would eventually stand as her team-leading third game-winning goal of the season.
Midway through the second half, BSU would take advantage of another set play opportunity. Sam Lumberg (D, Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) booted a free kick into a scrum in front of the UMD goal and Jessie Voeller (F, Sr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) would connect to put the ball on goal, but a Bulldog defender denied the senior and BSU a two-goal lead.
In the game's final minutes Minnesota Duluth applied significant offensive pressure, but the Beavers packed in and stood tall to post its eighth shutout victory of the season.
Despite BSU being out shot 28-8 in the game and the Bulldogs holding a 9-5 edge in shots on target, VanHaaften’s goal would be the only offense of the day for either team.
The Beavers improve to 12-5-0 on the season and 9-5-0 in NSIC play. The team travels to St. Cloud State University to battle the Huskies in the 2013 regular season finale Sunday at 1 p.m.
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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).