|October 28, 2012||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|UMD||18:05||Stormont, Maureen (Gratz, Kelsey , Potter, Dani)|
|BSU||19:24||O'Brien, Mary (Voeller, Jessie , Mcleod, Maria)|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||UMD|
|Shots (on Goal)||5 (2)||28 (13)|
DULUTH, Minn. (James S. Malosky Stadium) -- Sophomore goaltender Sonja Barr (So., GK, Duluth, Minn.) set a career high in saves, shots faced, and matched a career-high minutes played on a snowy afternoon, helping the Bemidji State University soccer team battle to a 1-1 tie against University of Minnesota Duluth at James S. Malosky Stadium Sunday. Barr finished the game with 12 saves, 28 shots faced and played all 110 minutes.
UMD struck first in the game in the 18th minute when Bulldog forward Maureen Stormont won the ball after it hit the post and placed it in the net just past Barr.
Bemidji State answered with a goal of its own just over a minute later to knot the score at 1-1 when Jess Voeller (Jr., F, White Bear Lake, Minn.) beat a UMD defender down the sideline and crossed the ball across the six-yard box to Mary O'Brien (So., F, Maplewood, Minn.) who shot it in past Bulldog goaltender Hannah Iaizzo for her team-leading 10th goal of the season.
Maria McLeod (F, White Bear Lake, Minn.) was also credited with an assist on the play as she started the goal scoring opportunity by winning the ball off a Bulldog defender and passing it to Voeller.
The score remained the same throughout the rest of regulation and both teams were unable to find a goal in either ten minute overtime sessions.
BSU was outshot in the game 28-5 while only hitting two shots on goal.
With the tie, Barr is now 8-3-2 on the season.
The draw marks Bemidji States’ fifth overtime game of the season. BSU is now 1-2-2 in games extended beyond 90 minutes.
The Beavers (10-6-2 overall and 8-5-2 in the NSIC) closed out the regular season with 26 points in the conference standings and finished in sixth place in the league. Bemidji State will travel to Fayette, Iowa. on Wednesday to take on Upper Iowa University at 2 p.m. in the first round of NSIC/US Bank Women’s Soccer Tournament.
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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).