BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University women’s soccer team secured the No. 6 seed in the NSIC/US Bank Tournament and will face the No. 3 seed University of Minnesota Duluth in the quarterfinal Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Duluth, Minn. The winner will advance to the semifinal round hosted by the highest remaining team and will play with winner between No. 2 seed Winona State University and seventh-seeded Augustana College, Friday at afternoon, with the championship set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
The 2013 NSIC/US Bank Women’s Soccer Tournament champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Regional Tournament set for Nov. 15-17.
BSU concluded its regular season with a 2-1 loss at St. Cloud State Sunday to finish 12-6-0 overall and 9-6-0 in NSIC play.
The Beavers make their fifth consecutive appearance in the conference tournament.
After falling to Bemidji State 1-0 Friday, UMD finished the regular season with a 3-1 victory over University of Minnesota Crookston Sunday. The Bulldogs secured the No. 3 seed with an overall record of 13-4-0 with a 12-3-0 mark in league play.
Bemidji State is 3-14-3 all-time in 20 previous meetings with Minnesota Duluth, which includes a 2010 NSIC Tournament quarterfinal meeting in Duluth. The Bulldogs earned a 1-0 victory in that match up.
Since taking over the BSU soccer program in the fall of 2002, head coach Jim Stone’s teams have made the eight-team NSIC tournament in nine of 12 seasons.
Stone-coached teams at BSU are 3-8-2 all-time in postseason play with each of the ties decided by a shootout.
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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).