EAST GRAND FORKS, N.D. (East Grand Forks H.S.) - Senior goalkeeper Anna Fobbe made four saves and Rachael Norton scored her second goal of the season to lead the Bemidji State University Soccer team to a 1-0 victory over NCAA Division I University of North Dakota Sunday in East Grand Forks, N.D.
The win is the first over a Division I opponent in program history and stretched the Beavers' winning streak to four matches to open the season.
After a scoreless first half of play, the score remained locked at 0-0 for an additional 33 minutes. Despite having limited scoring opportunities, it was the Beavers that converted. In the 78th minute, the 2018 NSIC Preseason Player of the Year, Norton, scored to provide BSU all the offense it would need.
The goal was the first the Fighting Hawks (4-1-1) have surrendered this season, snapping a 458-minute shutout streak and effectively handed UND its first loss of the season.
UND held a 12-7 edge in shots, which included an 8-3 advantage during the final 45 minutes alone. BSU managed just two shots on goal (4-2), but Norton made hers count, while the Beavers defense allowed just four shots to get through to Fobbe and she turned all four aside.
The shutout was the second of Fobbe’s senior year and allowed her improve to 4-0-0.
The Beavers, now 4-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play, returns home to Chet Anderson Stadium Friday for a league match up with St. Cloud State University. Opening kick is slated for 3 p.m.
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).