October 12, 20141st2ndFinal
Bemidji State246
Sioux Falls000
BSU2:23Szurek, Christine (Thelen, Raquel , Stram, Sarah)
BSU23:11Ertl, Bayley (Thelen, Raquel )
BSU71:53Stram, Sarah (Sivanich, Anna )
BSU74:51Arechigo, Hillary (Sivanich, Anna )
BSU80:31Arechigo, Hillary (Stram, Sarah )
BSU87:08Arechigo, Hillary (Simonson, Melanie )
BSUBarr, Sonja90:0004
SFCarpenter, Cheyanne90:0064
Stats at a GlanceBSUSF
Shots (on Goal)19 (11) 8 (4)
Corner Kicks51
Arechigo scores three goals to lead BSU to 6-0 victory at Sioux Falls
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Arechigo scores three goals to lead BSU to 6-0 victory at Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Hillary Arechigo (F, Jr., Monticello, Minn.) scored three goals, while Raquel Thelen (F, Fr., Andover, Minn.), Sarah Stram (F, So., Elk Grove Village, Ill.) and Anna Sivanich (D, So., Maple Grove, Minn.) each posted two assists to lead the Bemidji State University soccer team to a 6-0 victory at University of Sioux Falls Sunday.

Bemidji State opened the scoring just 2:23 after the opening kick when Christine Szurek (M, So., Andover, Minn.) netted her third goal of the season on passes from Thelen and Stram. Thelen's first assist of the game extended her point streak to four matches. Since Oct. 4, Thelen has one goal and five assists.

Bayley Ertl (So., F, North Branch, Minn.) added to the Beavers' lead when she directed a cross from Thelen into the net during the 24th minute of play.

Leading 2-0 to open the second half, the Beavers poured in it on. Stram deposited her team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 72nd minute to make it 3-0. Arechigo recorded her first goal of the season in the 75th minute, he second in the 81st and completed the hat trick in the 88th minute to bring the score to 6-0.

Arechigo's hat trick is the first for a member of the BSU soccer team since the program's all-time leading scorer, Ashley Ellefsen achieved the feat Oct. 30, 2009. The three goals doubled her career goal scoring total.

Goalkeeper Sonja Barr (GK, Sr., Duluth, Minn.) turned aside all four of the Cougars' shots on goal to post her second shutout of the season.

BSU's six-goal output was its largest since a 7-0 victory over Northwestern College (Iowa), Sept. 4,  2009.

The Beavers improve to 5-6-0 overall and 4-4-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.

Bemidji State, which is now 5-6-1 overall and 4-4-1 in NSIC play, has outscored its opponents 12-2 to remain unbeaten during its least three matches (2-0-1). The Beavers return to Bemidji, Minn. and Chet Anderson Stadium this week for a pair of NSIC match  ups during homecoming week. BSU hosts Northern State University at 11 a.m. Saturday at 11 a.m. And wraps up the week’s festivities with a 1 p.m. matinee Sunday.