Bemidji State falls to UMD 1-0 in semifinals
Friday, November 5, 2010
Bemidji State falls to UMD 1-0 in semifinals
Winona, Minn. – The Bemidji State University soccer team run in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference came to an end as Minnesota Duluth defeated the Beavers 1-0 in the semifinal round of the NSIC / US Bank Women’s Soccer Tournament on Friday afternoon.

The game was a tale of two halves, as UMD controlled the play in the first half with BSU outplaying the Bulldogs in the second. Minnesota Duluth out-shot Bemidji State 12-1 in the first half, with Samnatha Ross (Sr., GK, Stillwater, Minn.) making two saves off the shots that went on goal.

The Bulldogs jumped on the board first scoring in the 23rd minute with a goal by Reegan Lloyd. The goal was started after the Beavers cleared out a ball from a UMD corner kick. Lloyd shot the ball from the top of the Beaver’s 18-yard box. Her shot deflected off a player before going on net. Ross got a piece of the ball, but couldn’t react to the redirection quick enough and the ball trickled in for the Minnesota Duluth goal.

WIth a one goal deficit to overcome, the Beavers mustered up a great turn-around performance in the second half. In the final 45 minutes of play, the Beavers out-shot the Bulldogs 10-2 while not allowing UMD to get a shot on target.

The Beavers created multiple scoring chances in the half, including a through ball that went to Bri Scanlan (Jr., Mid., East Grand Forks, Minn.). Unfortunately for the Beavers, Scanlan’s shot went just wide and hit the far post before being jumped on by the UMD keeper Hannah Bengston.

Bemidji State had a few more chances in the final ten minutes of the match, but each attempt found the Beavers unsuccessful. When the final horn blew, the score remained 1-0 and the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs were the ones that would be moving on to the championship game.