|September 17, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|BSU||51:30||Norton, Rachael (Smith, Allyson )|
|BSU||73:40||Norton, Rachael (Mattson, Alanna )|
|BSU||84:14||Nelson, Dani (Smith, Allyson , Mattson, Alanna)|
|Stats at a Glance||WSU||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||6 (3)||15 (10)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Bemidji State got two goals apiece from Rachael Norton and Dani Nelson as the Beavers improved to 5-0-0 overall and 3-0-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play with a 4-1 victory over Winona State Sunday at Chat Anderson Stadium.
The five-match winning streak marks the fourth time since 2008 the Beavers have opened the season with at least five victories. BSU established a program record for consecutive wins to open a season with six in 2008 and 2010.
The Warriors pushed the pace from the opening kick.
On their heels, the Beavers spent the first several minutes of the game in their own defensive zone. But BSU would respond. Nelson shook free from several WSU players to light BSU's half of the scoreboard in the 10th minute, burying a goal from the top of the box on the team’s first shot on goal.
Winona State bounced back when Abby Bohanski found the back of the net in the 18th minute, evening the score and ending the Beavers' shutout streak at 378 minutes.
The score would remain tied at 1-1 through the first five minutes of the second half before Allyson Smith found Norton for her fifth goal in as many games. The junior added her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 74th minute redirecting a crossing pass from freshman Alanna Mattson behind her and just inside the left post.
Nelson finished the scoring in the 85th minute. Mattson and Smith each earned an assist on the play.
Anna Fobbe stopped two of the three shots she faced to pick up her third victory of 2017 (3-0-0).
The Beavers, who are now 5-0-0 overall and 3-0-0 in NSIC play, hit the road Friday for a 7 p.m. match up at the University of Mary. BSU will return to Chet Anderson Stadium at 1 p.m. Sunday to wrap up Homecoming Week with a conference match up with Minot State University.
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).