Norton breaks all-time scoring record to propel Bemidji State past Minot State, 3-0

October 05, 20181st2ndFinal
Bemidji State033
Minot State000
BSU45:26Mattson, Alanna (Norton, Rachael )
BSU51:17Norton, Rachael (Mattson, Alanna )
BSU67:45Becker, Erin (Norton, Rachael )
BSUFobbe, Anna90:0002
MINOTRafferty, Erin90:0034
Stats at a GlanceBSUMINOT
Shots (on Goal)15 (7) 7 (2)
Corner Kicks80
Yellow Cards10
Norton breaks all-time scoring record to propel Bemidji State past Minot State, 3-0
Friday, October 5, 2018
Norton breaks all-time scoring record to propel Bemidji State past Minot State, 3-0

MINOT, N.D. (Herb Parker Stadium) – The Bemidji State University Soccer team extended it’s program-best winning streak to 11 matches with a 3-0 victory at Minot State University Friday evening. Senior Rachel Norton had a hand in all three BSU goals, netting a goal to go with two assists, to become the BSU soccer program’s all-time leading scorer with 105 career points.

After playing to a 0-0 tie through 45 minutes, it took BSU just 26 seconds into the second half to break the deadlock. Sophomore Alanna Mattson took a pass from Rachael Norton and tipped it over the goalkeeper for her second goal of the season.

The Beavers doubled their lead in the 52nd minute when the pair reversed rolls. Norton scored her team- and league-leading 12th goal of the season with Mattson getting credit for the assist. The goal allowed Norton to match Ashlee Ellefsen (2007-10) for Bemidji State’s all-time scoring lead with 104, while she surpassed Ellefsen to establish a new career goal scoring record (41).

Erin Becker scored her second goal in as many games in the 68th minute. Norton became BSU all-time scoring leader (105) picking up her fourth point of the night by crossing a pass to the freshman forward for the assist.

Anna Fobbe turned aside the only two shots the BSU defense surrendered on goal to collect her sixth shutout of the 2018 season. The senior improved to 11-0-0. She moves into a tie with Kari Torgerson (2004 and 2005) and Sam Ross (2010) for most wins in a season.

Bemidji State, now 11-0-0 this season and 8-0-0 in NSIC play, travels to Bismarck, N.D. for a 1 p.m. NSIC match up with University of Mary 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).