BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University soccer team looks to remain undefeated as it heads to Sioux Falls, S.D. to take on University of Sioux Falls at 11 am Saturday before heading to Marshall, Minn. to battle Southwest Minnesota State at 1 p.m. Sunday.
No. 21 Bemidji State extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to 13 matches this past weekend, earning a 2-0 victory over Wayne State Saturday and a 1-1 double overtime tie with Augustana, Sunday. The 13-match unbeaten streak is a program record for BSU.
Bemidji State goalkeeper, Anna Fobbe collected her sixth victory of the season Saturday, combining with Catherine Arneson to post BSU’s 10th shutout of the season. Arneson turned aside nine of the 10 shots she faced in 155 minutes last weekend. The penalty-kick goal she allowed late in the regulation Sunday was the first goal she has allowed all season. She posted a 0.58 Goals Against Average and .900 save percentage in seven starts and eight appearances (654:04 minutes). Arneson leads a BSU defensive effort that ranks third in the nation with allowing 0.178 goals per game this season, with Arneson third individually at .140. With 10 goals and six assists through 13 matches, Rachael Norton leads BSU and the NSIC in scoring, points (26), and goals per game (.769), and is second only to teammate Allyson Smith in assists (6). BSU has outscored its opponents 30-3 this season.
University of Sioux Falls match up information:
- BSU is 5-0-0 overall versus USF
- BSU is 2-0-0 when playing on the Cougar’s home pitch dating back to the beginning of the series in 2012.
- BSU defeated the Cougars 1-0 one year ago in Bemidji, MN
- 2017 USF Soccer Stats
- 2017 USF Soccer Schedule
Southwest Minnesota State match up information:
- Bemidji State is 6-5-4 all time versus SMSU.
- BSU is 1-2-4 playing in Marshall, Minn.
- BSU earned a 2-1 victory over the Mustangs in Bemidji, Minn., Oct. 22, 2016
- 2017 SMSU Soccer Stats
- 2017 SMSU Soccer Schedule
Bemidji State soccer information:
- 2017 BSU Soccer Stats
- 2017 BSU Soccer Schedule
- Live Stats versus USF
- Live Stats versus SMSU
- Live Video versus USF
- Live Video versus SMSU
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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).