|October 01, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|BSU||13:54||Ertl, Bayley (Thelen, Raquel )|
|BSU||83:03||Ertl, Bayley (Thelen, Raquel , Norton, Rachael)|
|Stats at a Glance||MSU||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||18 (10)||13 (8)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Bayley Ertl scored twice and Sarah Stram added her third goal of the season to lead the Bemidji State University soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference foe Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The victory marks BSU's first over the Mavericks since Oct. 31, 2010 and just the second win versus MSU in the 14-match (2-11-1) all-time series.
Ertl opened the scoring in the 14th minute connecting on header for her team-leading sixth goal of the season. Raquel Thelen was credited with the assist as she started the play with a corner kick to the center of the box.
The Beavers took a 2-0 lead into halftime due to a tremendous individual effort from Stram. The senior took control of the ball at midfield and sliced through the Mavericks' defense before finding the back of the net in the 35th minute.
After controlling play for large portions of the first half, the Beavers faced an inspired MSU team to open the second. The Mavericks came out of the break and applied significant offensive pressure. The BSU backline stood the test, but Alesha Duccini spoiled the shutout in the 78th minute when she got off a shot that slipped past the BSU goalkeeper Catherine Arneson.
The Beavers would respond, however. In the 84th minute, BSU got behind the Mavericks backline and Ertl gave Bemidji State an two-goal cushion on passes form Rachael Norton and Thelen.
The Mavericks finished the match holding an 18-13 edge in total shots and a 10-8 advantage in shots on goal.
Arneson improved to 4-1-0 on the season, stopping nine of 10 shots she faced.
Bemidji State, now 7-2 overall and 5-1 in NSIC play, will host Concordia University-St.Paul at 1 p.m. tomorrow for the Beavers’ annual Cheryl Smith 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).