Kelly Hyvare (Jr., Coon Rapids, Minn.) has been unable to find the net so far this season despite coming into the year as the leading scorer for BSU the past two years. She had a breakout performance against Providence as she did one better than a hat-trick, netting four goals in the contest. The first two were the second and third goals for BSU and came within six minutes of each other late in the first half. She scored two more early in the second half to help give the Beavers a 6-0 advantage.
Kara Smyth (Fr., Cary, Ill.), Christina Hicks (Sr., Minnetonka, Minn.), Danielle Uphoff (So, Brainerd, Minn.) and Sara Susick (Sr., Blaine, Minn.) all had assists on Hyvare’s goals.
Jenny Stromberg (Fr., Ramsey, Minn.) began the scoring for the Beavers as she headed in an excellent pass from Madeline Pletta (So., Rochester, Minn.) that got by the Providence goalkeeper in the 14th minute of the contest.
Hyvare followed with two goals, then Uphoff scored with four minutes remaining in the first half after a corner kick by Smyth that was headed by Pletta and then headed by Uphoff into the goal.
Hyvare opened up the second half with two more goals to stretch the BSU lead to 6-0 before Katherine Wheeler (So., Bemidji, Minn.), Hicks, Megan Wallner (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.) and Susick all added goals late in the game to help secure the victory. Stromberg picked up an assist and Hicks had two assists in the contest.
Bemidji State outshot Providence 33-4, and also had 13 corner kicks to Providence’s two.
The Beavers will use this game as a nice confidence boost to help propel them into the weekend series with Wayne State University and Southwest Minnesota State University.
These two games mark the beginning of NSIC play, and BSU will try to get a great jump-start into conference play with wins in the weekend matches. The Beavers take on Wayne State at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Wayne, Neb., and will travel to Marshall, Minn., for a 1 p.m. game with SMSU on Sunday.