BEMIDJI, Minn. (BSU Soccer Complex) – Upper Iowa University soccer team handed Bemidji State University its second Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) loss of the season and snapped a six game winning streak, defeating the Beavers 1-0 Saturday at the BSU Soccer Complex.
UIU scored in the 17th minute when Valeria Ptsinski netted her second goal of the season from the edge of the six-yard box off a cross.
The Peacocks would take a 1-0 lead into half time.
The Beavers came out strong in the second half outshooting UIU 8-5 in the half, but Upper Iowa would hold on to win 1-0.
Bemidji Stae outshot Upper Iowa 17-13 while notching five shots on goal.
BSU goalkeeper Sonjia Barr (So., Duluth, Minn.) made six saves and allowed one goal in the game. She is now 7-1-1 on the season.
BSU moved to 9-3-1 on the season and 7-2-1 in conference play.
The loss Saturday was the first loss Bemidji State has suffered at home since Oct. 21, 2011--a streak spanning nine games.
The Beavers return to action tomorrow hosting Winona State in the Cheryl Smyth Cancer Awareness game at the BSU Soccer Complex. The game is sscheduled to get underway at 1 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).