|September 05, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|BSU||17:59||Mattson, Alanna (Peltier, Melanie )|
|BSU||30:16||Norton, Rachael (Smith, Allyson )|
|BSU||84:07||Cairns, Monet (Becker, Erin )|
|Stats at a Glance||UMC||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||4 (2)||25 (12)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) – Alanna Mattson, Rachael Norton and Monet Cairns each scored and the goalkeeping duo of Anna Fobbe and Emma Riedi combined for a shutout as the Bemidji State University Soccer team defeated the University of Minnesota Crookston 3-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play Wednesday evening at Chet Anderson Stadium.
The Beavers got on the board early. Mattson netted her first goal of 2018 on a pass from Melanie Peltier in the 18th minute. After dribbling into the box, the UMC goalkeeper was unable to corral the sophomore's shot and it rolled inside the right post. Norton doubled the BSU lead in the 31st minute with her first of the season.
Fobbe made one save during the first 45 minutes to keep the Golden Eagles off the scoreboard and supply BSU with a 2-0 lead at the half. She was eventually credited with the win and moved to 2-0-0 in 2018.
The Beavers continued to apply pressure in the second half, out shooting UMC 7-1 and in the 88th minute, Cairns provided the Beavers a spark off the bench connecting on a crossing pass from Erin Becker for the junior’s first collegiate goal. It was also the first collegiate assist for the newcomer, Becker.
Riedi preserved the shutout, turning aside the only shot she faced during the final 45 minutes of play in her collegiate regular-season debut.
The Beavers, now 2-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 in league play, return to The Chet for a 3 p.m. non-conference match up with Michigan Tech Friday.
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).