|October 21, 2012||1st||2nd||Final|
|BSU||8:40||O'Brien, Mary (Castro, Megan )|
|MARY||49:25||Bachman-Williams,A. (Glaser, Destiny )|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||MARY|
|Shots (on Goal)||7 (4)||11 (9)|
MANDAN, N.D. (Dacotah Centennial Field) – The University of Mary soccer team scored two unanswered second half goals to gain a 2-1 victory over Bemidji State University Sunday, handing BSU its fourth consecutive loss and fifth Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) loss of the season.
For the second game in a row, the Beavers dominated the first half of play outshooting U-Mary 5-2 in the half and took a 1-0 lead into halftime after Mary O’Brien (So., F, Maplewood, Minn.) scored her team leading 8th goal of the season in the 8th minute.
Megan Castro (M, Winnipeg, Manitoba) was credited with an assist on the play after she took a hard low shot from the top of the 18-yard box towards the back post. Castro’s shot deflected off a defender and found O’Brien who placed it into the right corner of the net.
The second half was a different story for the Beavers as they struggled offensively. The Marauders dominated second half play out shooting BSU 9-2 in the half and just five minutes into the second half U-Mary answered with a goal of its own when Alex Bachman-Williams scored her fourth goal of the season off a one timer into the net after a long cross to the middle of the 6-yard box.
The score remained tied until the Marauders scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute off a Michelle Jones shot from 35 yards out. The ball glanced off the bottom of the cross bar just past freshman goal tender Brittany Tietz (Fr., Aberdeen, S.D.)
The Beavers were outshot in the game 11-7 and had four shots on goal.
Tietz matched her career-high with seven saves. She is now 2-3-0 on the season.
The loss Sunday marks the first time Bemidji State dropped four consecutive games in a season since 2004.
The Beavers are now 9-6-1 overall and 7-5-1 in NSIC play.
Bemidji State continues NSIC play next weekend as it hosts St. Cloud State University Friday at 1 p.m. before traveling to Duluth, Minn. to Battle University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday for 1 p.m. match.
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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).