|September 21, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|BSU||1:28||O'Brien, Mary (McLeod, Maria )|
|MSU||26:11||Vallarelli, Courtney (Temple, Sydney )|
|MSU||88:21||Kronforst, Korey (Temple, Sydney )|
|Stats at a Glance||MSU||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||19 (12)||7 (4)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Mary O'Brien (F, Jr., Maplewood, Minn.) scored her second goal of the season to give the Bemidji State University soccer team a 1-0 lead early, but Minnesota State University, Mankato rattled off three unanswered goals to steal a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory, 3-1, Saturday at Chet Anderson Stadium.
O’Brien’s goal came in just the second minute of play, as Maria McLeod (M, Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) found a seam in MSU’s back line and O’Brien beat the outstretch arms of Molly McGough and booted the ball into an open goal. However, that was all the offense BSU would muster.
The goal served as a wake up call for the nation’s eighth-ranked team. From the three-minute mark on, the Mavericks dominated play and left the Beavers backpedaling into their defensive zone.
Minnesota State outshot BSU 19-7 in the game with a 12-4 edge in shots on goal.
Courtney Vallarelli evened the score in the 27th minute on a pass from Sydney Temple.
The Mavericks took a 2-1 lead into halftime thanks to a rebound goal from Emily Morris in the 33rd minute of play.
After holding its one-goal lead through the first 44 minutes of the second half and dodging a couple BSU surges late, Minnesota State added an insurance goal in the 89th minute to secure the victory.
In the goal for BSU, Amanda Garvin (GK, Fr., Claremont, Calif.) made a career-high nine saves in the first loss of her collegiate career. She falls to 2-1-0 on the season.
The loss halts a four-game winning streak the Beavers assembled to open the season and marks the team’s first loss ever at Chet Anderson Stadium (2-1-0).
The Beavers, now 4-1-0 overall and 1-1-0 in NSIC play, will be back in action tomorrow when they host Concordia University, St. Paul for a 1 p.m. league showdown.
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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).