September 12, 20141st2nd1OT Final
Bemidji State0000
MWSU94:15Blessie,Bridget (TEAM )
BSUArneson, Catherine45:0005
BSUBarr, Sonja49:1516
Stats at a GlanceBSUMWSU
Shots (on Goal)7 (1) 23 (12)
Corner Kicks33
Yellow Cards11
Missouri Western State edges Beavers in overtime, 1-0
Friday, September 12, 2014
Missouri Western State edges Beavers in overtime, 1-0

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Spratt Stadium) – Bridget Blessie found the back of the net on a shot from 30 yards out in the 95th minute of play to break a scoreless tie and lift Missouri Western State University over Bemidji State University in a nonconference soccer action.

Scoreless through regulation and outshot 12-1 in the game, the BSU goalkeeping duo of Catherine Arneson (Fr., Fort Collins, Colo.) and Sonja Barr (Sr., Duluth, Minn.) turned aside the first 11 Griffon shots on goal, but the damage was done on Missouri Western’s first shot in overtime. The Beavers slipped to 1-2 on the season and 0-2 in nonconference play following the 1-0 loss.

Barr was tagged with the loss after opening the second half of play and making six saves for the Beavers in the final 49:15.

BSU had its best chance to take the lead in the 69th minute when Abigail Nyquist (D, Jr., Golden Valley, Minn.) took a penalty shot, but the Griffons’ goalkeeper, Sarah Lyle, came up with her only save of the game to keep the Beavers off the scoreboard and preserve the 0-0 tie.

The Beavers (1-2; 1-0 NSIC) continue nonconference play Sunday when they travel to Maryville, Mo. for a noon matchup versus Northwest Missouri State University.

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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).