September 07, 20141st2ndFinal
Bemidji State101
South Dakota State303
Scoring
BSU9:24Scheller, Rachel
SDSU12:04Alexa Trakalo (Shelby Raper )
SDSU24:58Alyssa Brazil (Diana Potterveld )
SDSU27:59Shelby Raper (Alyssa Brazil )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
BSUArneson, Catherine32:5623
BSUBarr, Sonja57:0415
SDSUElisa Stamatakis90:0010
Stats at a GlanceBSUSDSU
Shots (on Goal)7 (1) 22 (11)
Saves80
Offsides21
Corner Kicks35
Fouls45
Bemidji State falls to South Dakota State in 2014 soccer opener
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Bemidji State falls to South Dakota State in 2014 soccer opener

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Senior midfielder Rachel Scheller (Maple Grove, Minn.) gave the Bemidj State University soccer team an early lead, but South Dakota State University battled back to net three goals before the 30-minute mark and would hold on for a 3-1 nonconference victory Sunday in Brookings, South Dakota.

Bemidji State was first on the scoreboard, when Scheller stole the ball in front of the Jackrabbits’ goal and deflected a shot off the SDSU goalkeeper’s hand for her first collegiate goal. The senior’s goal, which came just 9:24 into the game, also stood as the Beavers’ only shot on goal of the afternoon.

SDSU tied the match in the 13th minute when Shelby Raper crossed a pass to Alexa Trakalo, who then beat BSU’s Sonja Barr (Sr., GK, Duluth, Minn.) for her first goal of the season. Before the half would expire, SDSU added goals from Alyssa Brazil in the 25th minute and from Raper in the 28th minute to give the Jackrabbits a two-goal cushion.

Brazil and Raper finished the game with a goal and an assist apiece to lead SDSU.

Bemidji State was unable to mount a comeback during the final 45 minutes of play, getting outshot 4-0 in the second half and the NCAA Division I Jackrabbits cruised to the victory. SDSU finished the game with an 11-1 edge in shots on goal and held a 5-3 corner kick advantage.

Barr collected five saves and allowed one goal in 57:04 in BSU’s net. Bemidji State is now 0-2-0 all-time versus the Jackrabbits.

The previous meeting versus the NCAA Division I came as a 6-0 loss in Bemidji, Minn. Sept. 1, 2001.

BSU, now 0-1-0 on the season, opens the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference campaign Tuesday, when it travels to Crookston, Minnesota to battle University of Minnesota Crookston in a 4 p.m. contest.

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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).

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