|November 06, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|UMD||44:38||Potter,Dani (Stormont,Maureen , Klun,Kelli)|
|UMD||68:54||Smith,Jennifer (Ganske,Marissa , Stormont,Maureen)|
|Stats at a Glance||BSU||UMD|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (4)||26 (10)|
DULUTH, Minn. (Malosky Stadium) -- The Bemidji State University soccer team saw its 2013 season come to an end Wednesday. Unable to produce any offense, the Beavers dropped their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament quarterfinal match up with University of Minnesota Duluth, 2-0.
The Beavers' season ends after their fifth consecutive appearance in the conference tournament at 12-7-0 overall and 9-6-0 in NSIC play, marking just the third time in program history BSU has posted at least 12 wins in a season.
The season also brings to an end the collegiate careers of BSU seniors: Jessie Voeller (F, White Bear Lake, Minn.), Alex Petes (F, Yorba Linda, Calif.), Tiffany VanHaaften (M, Chaska, Minn.), Sam Lumberg (D, Woodbury, Minn.) and Bronwyn Boyd (F, Bemidji, Minn.). As a class, the group has been a part of 55 wins, five trips to the NSIC Tournament, six NSIC All-NSIC selections, two All-NSIC awards and two academic all-district honors.
It took the Bulldogs nearly 45 minutes to get on the board, but with 22 seconds left in the opening half, Minnesota Duluth broke the scoreless tie. Following a shot by Megan Helberg, UMD got a throw in. Kelli Klum found Maureen Stormont with the pass before a Danni Potter header found the back of the net for her first goal of the 2013 season.
Out shot 24-4 at the conclusion of the first half and trailing 8-3 in shots on goal, Bemidji State attempted to regroup at halftime trailing 1-0.
With the season on the line and 45 minutes to play, the Beavers applied offensive pressure and Minnesota Duluth packed in its defense.
Bemidji State managed seven shots in the second half to UMD's two, but were unable to breach the goal. The Bulldogs added an insurance goal in the 69th minute to seal the win, 2-0, and a trip to the NSIC semifinal round.
BSU's starting goaltender, Sonja Barr (Jr., Duluth, Minn.), finished the evening with eight saves on 10 shots faced, running her record to 9-5-0 on the season.
Minnesota Duluth, 14-4-0, moves on to face Winona State University Friday in an 11 a.m. semifinal match up in Mankato, Minn. The victor will face the winner of the other semifinal match between the top seed, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Upper Iowa University. The championship match is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. The winner will secure an automatic berth into the NSIC 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).