Beavers take fifth straight with strong second half at Southwest Minnesota State

October 06, 20191st2ndFinal
Bemidji St.123
Southwest Minnesota101
Scoring
BSU12:27Wendt, Sara (Majewski, Megan )
SMSU18:21Lotts, Alex
BSU48:25Mattson, Alanna (Peltier, Melanie )
BSU82:53Majewski, Megan (Peltier, Melanie )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
BSUStumbaugh, Alyssa90:0001
BSURiedi, Emma0:0011
SMSUHaimes, Amanda90:0035
Stats at a GlanceBSUSMSU
Shots (on Goal)16 (8) 4 (3)
Saves25
Offsides01
Corner Kicks52
Fouls39
Yellow Cards01
Beavers take fifth straight with strong second half at Southwest Minnesota State
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Beavers take fifth straight with strong second half at Southwest Minnesota State
Credit: Sam Thiel, Marshall Independent

MARSHALL, Minn. (Mattke Field) --  Sophomore Megan Majewski posted a goal and an assist, while Melanie Peltier logged a pair of assists to lead the Bemidji State University soccer team to a 3-1 victory at Southwest Minnesota State Sunday.

The victory was the Beavers' fifth straight as the team remains unbeaten in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play at 5-0-1 and moves to 6-2-1 overall.

It took BSU less than 13 minutes to push into the lead Sunday and it came off the foot of none other than Sara Wendt. The sophomore forward has now logged a goal in three straight matches and leads the team with five goals this season. Wendt was set up by Majewski on the play.

The lead would be short-lived, however. The Mustangs battled back to tie the game in the 19th minute when Alex Lotts beat the BSU goalkeeper Emma Riedi.

Locked 1-1 to open the second half, the Beavers asserted themselves. Alanna Mattson scored her second goal of the season with help from Peltier less than four minutes into the half (49th minute) in a sign of what was to come. BSU outshot SMSU 12-2 in the second half with an 8-1 edge in shots on goal. Majewski put the match out of reach in the 83rd minute with her first goal of the season with an assist by Peltier.

Peltier’s two assist afternoon was the third of her career.

BSU goalkeepers split time in net again Sunday. After Riedi made a save in the first half, Alyssa Stumbaugh turned aside the only shot she faced during the final 45 minutes of play to earn the victory. She improved to 2-2-0 on the season.

Bemidji State will return to Chet Anderson Stadium next weekend for a pair of NSIC match ups. Friday the team will host Minot State University at 6 p.m. and welcomes the University of Mary at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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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).

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