Norton scores late for Bemidji State's ninth straight victory

September 28, 20181st2ndFinal
Sioux Falls000
Bemidji State011
BSU83:22Norton, Rachael (Mattson, Alanna , Smith, Allyson)
USFPaul, Brayden90:0019
BSUFobbe, Anna90:0002
Stats at a GlanceUSFBSU
Shots (on Goal)4 (2) 29 (10)
Corner Kicks27
Yellow Cards01
Norton scores late for Bemidji State's ninth straight victory
Friday, September 28, 2018
Norton scores late for Bemidji State's ninth straight victory

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Rachael Norton scored in the 84th minute to break a 0-0 deadlock and propel the No. 7 Bemidji State University Soccer Team to its ninth consecutive win--a new progam record.

After a back-and-fourth first half that saw the Beavers' offensive effort stymied by wind, BSU controlled play during the final 45 minutes. With the wind at its back, Bemidji State out shot USF 21-1 in the second half with seven on target. with just over six minutes to play, Ally Smith looped the ball over a Cougar defense and found Alanna Mattson on the left edge of the box. Her crossing pass caromed off the foot of Norton and into the net to break the tie. It was the senior's team-leading 10th goal of the season.

The goal would stand as the game-winner. Although the Beavers allowed two shots as the final seconds ran off the clock, the team held on, finishing the match with a 29-4 edge in shots with a 10-2 advantage in shots on goal.

On the back end of the dominant offensive attack, Anna Fobbe did her job turning aside both USF shots she faced collecting her fourth shutout of the season.

The win helped BSU improve to 9-0-0 on the season and remain perfect in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play with a 6-0-0 record.

BSU host Southwest Minnesota State for a 1 p.m. match up Sunday at Chet Anderson Stadium.

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).