Wendt, Bemidji State get a double overtime win to stay unbeaten

October 14, 20181st2nd1OT 2OT Final
Minnesota State11002
Bemidji State11013
MSU23:54Wendell, Dakota (Friedrich, Kelly , Burandt, Maddy)
BSU38:58Nelson, Dani
BSU73:49Norton, Rachael (Mattson, Alanna , Fobbe, Anna)
MSU86:57Zach, Julia (Cottew, Morgan , Duccini, Alesha)
BSU104:23Wendt, Sara (Majewski, Megan , Peltier, Melanie)
MSURabune, Alexa104:2334
BSUFobbe, Anna104:23213
Stats at a GlanceMSUBSU
Shots (on Goal)27 (15) 15 (7)
Corner Kicks45
Yellow Cards01
Wendt, Bemidji State get a double overtime win to stay unbeaten
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Wendt, Bemidji State get a double overtime win to stay unbeaten

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Sara Wendt scored a header in the 105th minute of play to break a 2-2 tie with No. 22 Minnesota State University, Mankato and give the No. 5 Beavers their 14th consecutive victory Sunday at Chet Anderson Stadium.

A Julia Zach goal in the 87th minute erased a 2-1 BSU lead and forced overtime between the two nationally-ranked foes. The Mavericks outshot an injury-depleted BSU team 3-0 in the first 10-minute overtime frame, which included a pair of shots on goal. BSU’s Anna Fobbe stopped both to force a second overtime and set the freshman, Wendt up for heroics.

It was BSU which applied the offensive pressure in the second overtime outshooting MSU 3-0 and when fellow newcomer Megan Majewski threaded a pass to the top of the six-yard box, Wendt was there to head the ball between the goalkeeper and the left post for her second collegiate goal and first game-winner. Melanie Peltier was also credited with an assist on the scoring play.

Minnesota State took the first lead of the game in the 24th minute. A shot from Dakota Wendell bounced off the post and in to put the Mavericks up 1-0.

While scoring chances were few and far between for the Beavers, Bemidji State would respond in the 38th minute from distance. After the ball was spilled by the MSU goalkeeper and cleared, senior Dani Nelson corralled the ball and drilled a shot from 25 yards out.

Tied 1-1 to open the second half, BSU’s leading scorer Rachael Norton logged her 14th goal of the season. Fobbe got the play started form inside the box. He kick carried to midfield where Alanna Mattson flipped it past a MSU defender and ahead of Norton. The senior won a foot race to the ball and snuck it into the goal to put BSU up 2- in the 74th minute.

Nineteen minutes later, MSU got the game-typing goal.

The match marked BSU first overtime game of the season. They are now unbeaten in their last 21 home contests (19-0-2) dating back to Oct. 2, 2016 and is now 26-0-4 in its last 28 league matches.

Anna Fobbe collected a career-high 13 saves and her first collegiate assist in the victory. She moves to 14-0-0 and surpasses her own BSU single-season wins record.

Bemidji State, now 14-0-0 this season and 11-0-0 in NSIC play, travels to Wayne, Neb. for a 3 p.m. NSIC match up with Wayne State College Friday. Sunday the team looks to avenge a NCAA overtime loss to Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. Opening kick is scheduled for 1 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).