|September 15, 2019||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|UMC||97:41||Kelsey Mueller (Nayeli Gallo )|
|Stats at a Glance||UMC||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||7 (4)||9 (0)|
MANKATO, Minn. (The Pitch) -- The Bemidji State University soccer team went toe-to-toe with No. 4 University of Central Missouri through 90 minutes of play Sunday in Mankato, Minn. Locked in a scoreless draw for nearly 98 minutes, UCM’s Kelsey Mueller beat the BSU goalkeeper, Alyssa Stumbaugh, for a golden-goal winner.
In a rematch of the 2018 NCAA Central Region semifinal, the No. 18 Beavers may have managed to get more shots off in the match, 9-7, but they failed to log a single shot on goal. UCM tested the BSU goalkeepers with four shots, including what would stand as the game-winner.
Junior Emma Riedi started the match for BSU and collected two saves during the first 45 minutes of play, handing over duties to Stumbaugh at halftime with the game tied at 0-0. The BSU defense held UCM without a shot on goal for the final 45 minutes of regulation and the first seven minutes of overtime play, but freshman was tagged with the loss after allowing the goal.
The loss was the Beavers’ second of the weekend and marked the first time since the 2015 season that the Beavers have dropped consecutive games.
The Beavers, now 1-2-0, return to action next weekend when they hit the road to open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. BSU will be in St. Cloud, Minn. to battle St. Cloud State University at 4 p.m. Friday. Sunday, the team will shift its focus to the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs host the Beavers in Duluth, Minn. for a 1 p.m. league matchup.
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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).