Beavers earn overtime win on Smith goal

September 22, 20171st2nd1OT Final
Bemidji State0011
University of Mary0000
BSU94:22Smith, Allyson (Norton, Rachael )
BSUArneson, Catherine94:2204
MARYSmith, Hannah94:2213
Stats at a GlanceBSUMARY
Shots (on Goal)6 (4) 8 (4)
Corner Kicks11
Yellow Cards11
Beavers earn overtime win on Smith goal
Friday, September 22, 2017
Beavers earn overtime win on Smith goal

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Bemidji State University soccer team needed more than 94 minutes, but an Ally Smith goal broke a scoreless tie and extended the Beavers' winning streak to six matches Friday in Bismarck, N.D.

Out shot 8-6 in the game, BSU goalkeeper Catherine Arneson turned aside all four shots she faced to keep the Beavers in the game though 90 minutes of play. In the overtime period, BSU logged the only two shots on goal to double their total for the game and the second was chipped over the Marauders' goalkeeper, Hannah Smith.

Arneson improved to 3-0-0 on the season and has yet to allow a goal.  Tonight's victory was her third shutout of 2017 and stretched her shutout streak to 319:22.

Smith's goal came a the 94:22 mark on a pass form Rachael Norton. The goal stands as her second of the seaosn and each have stood as the game winner of a 1-0 match.

With their sixth consecutive win, the Beavers have matched a program record for wins to open a season, set in 2008 and again in 2010.

The Beavers, now 6-0-0 overall and 3-0-0 in league play return to Chet Anderson Stadium at 1 p.m. Sunday to host Minot State University.

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).