BSU earns NSIC Tournament berth as No. 6 seed
Sunday, November 1, 2015
BSU earns NSIC Tournament berth as No. 6 seed

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University soccer team secured the No. 6 seed in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Soccer Tournament and will face third-seeded Minot State University in the quarterfinal round Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Minot, N.D.

The winner will advance to the semifinal round hosted by the highest remaining seed and will play with winner of the No. 3 seed Augustana University/No. 7 Southwest Minnesota State match up, at 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. Friday, with the championship set for 1 p.m. Sunday.

The 2015 NSIC Soccer Tournament champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Central Regional Tournament set for Nov. 13-15.

BSU concluded its regular season with a 2-1, overtime victory over University of Minnesota Duluth Sunday to finish 11-6-1 overall and 8-6-1 in NSIC play.

The Beavers make their seventh consecutive appearance in the conference tournament.  

Minnesota State clinched the 2015 NSIC regular season title and finished the regular season with a 14-0-1 record in league play, while it is 16-1-1 overall.

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 11 of 14 seasons.  

Stone-coached teams at BSU are 3-10-2 all-time in postseason play with each of the ties decided by a shootout.

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).