BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University soccer team secured the No. 8 seed in the US Bank/NSIC Soccer Tournament and will face top-seeded Minnesota State University, Mankato in the quarterfinal round Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Mankato, Minn. The winner will advance to the semifinal round hosted by the highest remaining seed and will play with winner of the No. 5 seed Winona State University/No. 4 Upper Iowa University matchup, at 3 p.m. Friday, with the championship set for 1 p.m. Sunday.
The 2014 US Bank/NSIC Soccer Tournament champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Regional Tournament set for Nov. 14-16.
BSU concluded its regular season with a 1-0 loss to St. Cloud State Sunday to finish 9-8-1 overall and 8-6-1 in NSIC play.
The Beavers make their sixth consecutive appearance in the conference tournament.
Minnesota State clinched the 2014 NSIC regualr season title Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Upper Iowa to finish the recular season with a perfect 14-0-0 record in league play, while it is 19-0-0 overall.
Bemidji State is 1-9-1 all-time in 11 previous meetings versus the Mavericks, which includes a 1-0 loss in the 2011 NSIC Tournament quarterfinal meeting in Mankato, Minn.
Since taking over the BSU soccer program in the fall of 2002, head coach Jim Stone’s teams have made the eight-team NSIC tournament in 10 of 13 seasons.
Stone-coached teams at BSU are 3-9-2 all-time in postseason play with each of the ties decided by a shootout.
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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).