Minnesota Duluth tops BSU in final minute of play
Friday, October 22, 2010
Minnesota Duluth tops BSU in final minute of play
DULUTH, Minn. – Scoring on a breakaway goal in the 90th minute, Minnesota Duluth defeated the Bemidji State University soccer 1-0 on Friday afternoon in Duluth, Minn.

The first half of the game started off slow as the defensive sides from both sides battled to a stalemate. BSU keeper Samantha Ross (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.) made two saves in the half, while UMD keeper Hannah Bengston made one save to keep the game scoreless.

The second half was much more of a offensive battle as the both teams opened-up trying to net the first goal of the game. The Bulldog offense got five more shots on target in the half with BSU taking four of their own. Jamie Ford (Sr., Fwd., Edina, Minn.) had a chance just three minute after the start of the half, but her attempt on goal was turned away by Bengston.

Unfortunately for the Beavers, a defensive-lapse in the 90th minute resulted in a UMD breakaway. The Bulldogs capitalized on the chance to net the lone goal of the game. BSU’s Ashlee Ellefesen (Sr., Fwd., Hugo, Minn.) tried to get a equalizer after the resulting restart, but Begnston made her final save of the game to defeat the Beavers.

The win gives Minnesota, Duluth sole possession of first place in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with 27 points. BSU sits in second place currently with 24 points.

The BSU soccer team returns to the pitch tomorrow hosting Minot State for Senior Day. Game time is set for 3 p.m.