|September 16, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|BSU||14:04||Norton, Rachael (Nelson, Dani , Neuharth, Tia)|
|BSU||18:53||Neuharth, Tia (Bethke, Sidney )|
|UMD||87:41||Haley Ford (Logan Nash )|
|Stats at a Glance||UMD||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||10 (7)||11 (7)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) - Tia Neuharth posted the game-winning goal, while adding an assist, and Rachael Norton recorded her third goal of the weekend to help the Bemidji State University Soccer team extend its winning streak to six games Sunday at Chet Anderson Stadium. University of Minnesota Duluth threatened late, but the Beavers held on for a 2-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory.
Norton put BSU up 1-0 in the 15th minute, netting her fifth goal of the season after Nelson threaded a pass beyond the UMD back line and Norton beat the goalkeeper. Just three minutes later, Neuharth was on the back door to complete a flip throw in by Sidney Bethke.
The Beavers would take the 2-0 lead into the halftime break and the battled the wind in the final 45 minutes.
The Bulldogs out shot the Beavers in the second half, 6-4, and Haley Ford was in the right place at the right time in the 88th minute, burying a rebound to cut the Beavers' lead in half. BSU goalkeeper Anna Fobbe turned aside a point-blank shot but BSU was unable to coral the rebound and surrendered a goal.
Fobbe finished the game with six saves and one goal allowed. She improved to 6-0-0 with the victory.
The Beavers are now unbeaten in their last 17 home matches dating back to Oct. 2, 2016 (15-0-2).
Bemidji State improves to 6-0-0 on the season and 3-0-0 in NSIC play.
The Beavers hit the road next week for a pair of NSIC matches. BSU will first travel to Fayette, Iowa to battle Upper Iowa at 3 p.m. Friday before a 1 p.m. match up with Winona State University in Winona, Minn. Sunday.
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).