Fayette, Iowa (Pattison Field) - The Bemidji State University soccer team saw its 2012 postseason run cut short Wednesday as Upper Iowa University defeated the Beavers 1-0 in the quarterfinal round of the NSIC / US Bank Women’s Soccer Tournament at Pattison Field in Fayette, Iowa.
The game was a tale of two halves as Upper Iowa controlled most of the play in the first half out shooting the Beavers 8-0 in the first 45 minutes. Sophomore goalkeeper Sonja Barr (So., GK, Duluth, Minn.) made three saves and allowed one goal in the half.
Third-seeded Upper Iowa jumped on the board first in the 24th minute off a goal from Corinne Wronski. The ball was crossed across the six-yard box and Wronski was able to get her foot on it and knock it past Barr.
Down 1-0 at half, the Beavers fought hard in the second half outshooting UIU 7-4, while only allowing one shot on goal.
Bemidji State created multiple scoring chances notching all three shots on goal in the final 45 minutes but was unable to get a result.
Barr made a total of four saves in the game and ended the season with an 8-4-2 record.
Freshman Megan Castro (M, Winnipeg, Manitoba) led the Beavers offensively registering two of the three shots on goal.
The 1-0 loss marked the 13th one-goal match the Beavers have been involved in this season.
The Beavers are now 3-8-2 in NSIC Tournament games under head coach Jim Stone making the postseason event in nine of his 11 seasons at the helm of the program.
The match saw the end of the collegiate playing career of Bemidji State’s lone senior, Mallory Lowe (Sr., D, Lino Lakes, Minn.).
BSU closed its 2012 campaign with an overall record of 10-7-2, while it finished in sixth place in the final NSIC standings owning a 8-5-2 mark in league play.
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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).