September 09, 20141st2ndFinal
Bemidji State213
Minnesota Crookston011
BSU11:30Stram, Sarah (Parsons, Nicole )
BSU17:07Szurek, Christine (Nyquist, Abigail )
UMC55:02Armborst, Courtney (Bendel, Cayla )
BSU66:42Thelen, Raquel (Parsons, Nicole )
BSUArneson, Catherine90:0012
UMCGauger, Lexie45:0021
UMCGau, Kallie45:0010
Stats at a GlanceBSUUMC
Shots (on Goal)8 (5) 7 (3)
Corner Kicks00
Bemidji State opens NSIC slate with 3-1 win at Minnesota Crookston
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Bemidji State opens NSIC slate with 3-1 win at Minnesota Crookston

CROOKSTON, Minn. (UMC Soccer Field) -- The Bemidji State University soccer team evened its record to 1-1 Tuesday, claiming a 3-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over University of Minnesota Crookston in Crookston, Minn.

Nicole Parsons (F, Jr., Wyoming, Minn.) posted two assists, while Sarah Stram (F, So., Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Christine Szurek (M, So., Andover, Minn.) and Raquel Thelen (M, Fr., Andover, Minn.) each contributed goals to led the Bemidji State offense in the rain on a soggy UMC Soccer Field.  

For the second time this season, the Beavers jumped out to an early lead. Stram took a pass from Parsons and threaded a shot into the left side of the net from 15 yards out in the 12th minute for her first goal of the 2014 campaign. Bemidji State built a 2-0 lead in the 18th minute as Szurek tipped in a shot for her first goal of the season.  Abigail Nyquist (D, So., Golden Valley, Minn.) was credited with the assist on the play.

The Beavers took a two-goal lead into the halftime break, but it would not last long. Cayla Bendel connected a crossing pass to Courtney Armborst with and the forward beat BSU goalkeeper Catherine Arneson (Fr., Fort Collins, Colo.) from five yards out.

With just under 25 minutes to play, Parsons got a pass behind the Golden Eagle back line and onto the foot of Thelen. The freshman, playing in just her second collegiate game, beat the UMC goalkeeper one-on-one to put the Beavers ahead for good.

Arneson turned aside two of three UMC shots on goal to collect her first collegiate victory. 

Bemidji State outshot the Golden Eagles 8-7 in the game and held a 5-3 edge in shots on goal.

The Beavers, 1-1 overall and 1-0 in NSIC play, now turn their focus outside of league play. BSU will now travel to Missouri for a pair of regional matchups. BSU is slated to face Missouri Western State University in St. Charles, Mo. at 7 p.m. Friday, before making the short trip to Maryville, Mo. to face Northwest Missouri State University at noon Sunday.

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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).