Beavers battle back for 2-2 draw at Minnesota Duluth

October 28, 20171st2nd1OT 2OT Final
Bemidji State20002
Minnesota Duluth20002
UMD1:58Skye Finley (Maddie Milbrath , Hailey Hoff)
UMD14:13Skye Finley
BSU34:58Famestad, Miranda (Nelson, Dani )
BSU35:56Smith, Allyson (Norton, Rachael )
BSUArneson, Catherine110:0029
UMDSisley Ng110:00211
Stats at a GlanceBSUUMD
Shots (on Goal)27 (13) 16 (11)
Corner Kicks71
Yellow Cards20
Beavers battle back for 2-2 draw at Minnesota Duluth
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Beavers battle back for 2-2 draw at Minnesota Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. (Malosky Stadium) -- Trailing 2-0 after 10 minutes of play, the Bemidji State University soccer team got goals from Miranda Famstad and Allyson Smith just 58 seconds apart to even the score before halftime. The teams would play two overtime sessions and a total of 110 minutes and would settle for a draw.

Famstad's goal came on a set play off the foot of Dani Nelson across the front of the goal. Famstad tipped it pas the UMD goalkeeper Sisly Ng in the 35th minute.  The goal stood as the third of the year for the senior, while Nelson collected her third assist of 2017 with the nifty pass.

Smith tied the match in the 36th minute taking a through pass from Rachael Norton to get behind the UMD backline and she fired form distance for her eighth goal of the season. Norton collected her team-leading 31st point on the play as she now has 11 goals and nine assists.

Catherine Arneson was busy, especially in the first half as she posted six of her season-high nine saves in the first 45 minutes of play. She allowed a season-high two goals in the 110-minunte match and moves to 6-0-2 on the season.

The tie guarantees the Beavers at least second place in the final Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings. The Beavers (11-0-3 NSIC) trail Minnesota State University, Mankato (12-1-1 NSIC) by one point with only tomorrow's match remaining on the 2017 regular-season schedule.

The Beavers return to Bemidji, Minn. and Chet Anderson Stadium tomorrow to host St. Cloud State University.  The NSIC finale is set for a 1 p.m. opening kick.

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).