Soccer muscles past Concordia-St. Paul
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Soccer muscles past Concordia-St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a defensive battle, the Bemidji State University soccer team controlled the majority of play and claimed a 1-0 victory over the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears.

In their the first-conference road test of the season, the Beavers only allowed the Golden Bears to get off two shots on net. In total the Beavers out shot CU 13-5 with BSU getting 7 shots on goal. Bemidji State keeper Samantha Ross (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.) was in net for the Beavers and posted her seventh-career shutout and third of the season.

The Beavers came out firing in the first half, forcing the Golden Bear keeper Megan Kurtz to make five saves to keep a clean sheet for CU. Ashlee Ellefsen (Sr., For., Hugo, Minn.) had three of the shots on goal for BSU in the first half.

The second half progressed as a defensive battle as only a total of three shots went on net between the two teams, one for Concordia-St. Paul and two for Bemidji State. Luckily for Bemidji State, one of their two shots on target went in for the only goal of the game.

In the 63rd minute Bethany Fluto (Jr., For., Bemidji, Minn.) scored her second-collegiate goal to help lift the Beavers over the Golden Bears. Assisting on the play was Bri Scanlan (Jr., For., East Grand Forks, Minn.) and Kathryn Bjorge (Jr., Def., Prior Lake, Minn.).

The Bemidji State soccer team will now travel to St. Cloud State for a 3 p.m. game on Sunday against the Huskies. Last time the Beavers played the Huskies was in the playoffs last season, which saw SCSU eliminate BSU from the first round of playoffs in penalty kicks.