Bemidji Sate and MSU Moorhead play to 0-0 draw
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Bemidji Sate and MSU Moorhead play to 0-0 draw
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Senior goalkeeper Abby Kjonaas (Fargo, N.D.) matched a career-high 12 saves Sunday en rout to a 110-minute shutout at Alex Nemzek Field in Moorhead, Minn.  The Bemidji State University soccer team battled Minnesota State University Moorhead (5-0-1; 1-0-1 NSIC) to a 0-0, double overtime tie to extend its unbeaten streak to three games.

The shutout allowed the Beavers to improve to 2-3-1 overall and 1-0-1 in its first weekend of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) play--a weekend during which BSU held both of its league opponents scoreless.  First BSU won a 2-0 match at University of Minnesota, Crookston Saturday before the 0-0 tie today.

Despite being out shot 16-15 in the game with a 12-5 differential on shots on goal, the Beavers were in good hands as Kjonaas continues to keep BSU in position to gain victories.  With 12 saves, the senior posted her second consecutive shutout, the fourth of her career, and has now held opponents scoreless for 246:16 straight minutes.  

Offensively, the Beavers were lead by senior forward Kirsten Erickson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) booting five shots, with two landing on target.

On the other end of the pitch, MSU Moorhead goalie Carole Brascheyko was also credited with a shutout in the scoreless tie turning away all five of the Beavers’ shots on goal.

Bemidji State has been involved in eight scoreless ties in the history of the program (1995), with the most recent coming Oct. 18, 2008 versus Northern State University.

Bemidji State wraps up is eight-match road swing to open 2011 next weekend as it travels south for a pair of NSIC contests.  Sept. 24, the Beavers head to Fayette, Iowa to battle Upper Iowa University at 1 p.m.  The following afternoon (Sept. 25), the team will be in Winona, Minn. to take on Winona State University for another 1 p.m. match.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.