Golden Bears down Beavers 2-1
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Golden Bears down Beavers 2-1

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University Beavers women’s soccer team got off to a quick start for the second day in a row, but were eventually ousted by the Concordia University, St. Paul Golden Bears by a score of 2-1 at the BSU Soccer Field Sunday afternoon.

The Beavers got on the board 3:19 into the match when Bri Scanlan (Sr., F, East Grand Forks, Minn.) netted her second goal of the weekend.  Scanlan scored on a corner kick play assisted by Maria McLeod (So, M, White Bear Lake, Minn.).  McLeod would take a shot after picking up a lose ball, Scanlan picked up the rebound and placed it in the lower left corner of the net.

The goal was Scanlan’s second of the season and 11th of her career, putting her first all-time for goals among active players.  She also is now in a three way tie for eighth all-time in goals and is accompanied by assistant coach Megan Wallner.

Goalkeeper Abby Kjonaas (Sr., Fargo, N.D.) would come up big in the 15th minute when the NSIC leading scorer Amanda Olson had a shot from point blank.  Kjonaas would get a hand on the ball, deflecting it wide left.

Olson would get on the board twenty minutes later when she took a shot from about 25 yards out, deflecting off the crossbar and behind the goal line to even the score.  The goal was the first goal allowed by Kjonaas in 370:56 of play, dating back to September 11, 2011.

The Golden Bears would not stop there, adding one more goal in the 66th minute, when Chloe Moore headed a ball past Kjonaas on an indirect kick.  Kjonaas would finish the game with four saves.  Her counterpart Kayla Kuczaboski made seven saves in the game.

The Beavers will regroup with a week of practice before taking to the road for the final time this regular season when they travel to Bismarck, N.D. and Aberdeen, S.D for games against University of Mary and Northern State University.  The Beavers will return home October 15 to take on Augustana College and Wayne State.
Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).