MINOT, N.D. (Herb Parker Stadium) – Ninfa Ramirez broke a scoreless tie in the 97th minute of play Sunday, to tilt a match between two of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s top teams in favor Minot State University, 1-0. It was Bemidji State University’s first loss in league play this season.
The teams traded blows from wire to wire, with BSU’s goalkeeper, Anna Fobbe keeping the Beavers in the game despite being out shot 16-8 overall and 7-4 in shots on goal. The sophomore made a season-best six saves in regulation to stretch the game to overtime for the first in 2016, but MSU was able to two shots on net during the overtime period and the second, by Ramirez, slipped into the back of the net to end the game, 1-0.
The game marks the first time this season the Beavers have been held scoreless and just the second time BSU has been held under three goals in 2016.
Fobbe finished the afternoon stopping 7-of-8 shots faced and allowed one goal. She falls to 3-1 on the season
The Beavers, now 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the NSIC, return home for a pair of league match ups at Chet Anderson Stadium. BSU hosts Minnesota State University, Mankato at 1 p.m. Saturday while Concordia University-St. Paul will visit The Chet Sunday for a 1 p.m. opening kick. Sunday’s match has been tabbed the team’s annual Cheryl Smyth Memorial/Cancer Awareness Match.
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).