|November 10, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|UCM||17:37||Toth,Makayla (Scott,Jada , Parscale,Annie)|
|UCM||53:49||Wilder,Maria (Killian,Courtney )|
|Stats at a Glance||UCM||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||19 (6)||19 (10)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Defending national champion University of Central Missouri got a goal early in each half and kept the Bemidji State University attack at bay, earning a 2-0 victory to advance to the NCAA Central Regional Championship.
Central Missouri controlled play during the opening minutes, pinning the Beavers in deep. The Jennies forced a throw in from near the corner to generate a lead in the 18th minute. Anna Parscale found UCM's leading scorer Jada Scott near the end line and the playmaker slipped the ball across the box to Makayla Toth on the backside. She tucked in inside the left post for a 1-0 lead.
As the half went on the Beavers began to get more comfortable and challenged the UMC back line. In the 43rd, BSU looked to break through. The Beavers got the ball to their own playmaker Rachael Norton and the senior dribbled to the top of 18-yard box and found Sara Wendt. The freshman forward struck the ball and found the upper left corner of the goal, but the Beavers were offsides.
Trailing 1-0 to open the second half, BSU got the wind and their backs and began to turn the tide. BSU out shot the Jennies 13-8 during the final 45 minutes and registered seven shots on goal to UMC's three. BSU's offensive pressure also forced four second half corner kicks. While the Beavers had several near misses, they were not find he back of the net and were shut out for just the third time in 2018.
UMC got its second goal in the 54th minute of play.
Again the Jennies’ ball movement penetrated the BSU back line and Maria Wilder was positioned well to corral the ball on the goal line and tap it in for a 2-0 lead.
In goal for BSU, Anna Fobbe made four saves. She finished the season with a record of 18-1-2, setting BSU's single-season records for wins.
Bemidji State's magical 2018 season comes to an end after its only loss of the year. BSU finished with a program record 18 wins and an 18-1-2 record, the program's first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular season title and its first NCAA Tournament victory.
With the win, Central Missouri advances to the third round and the final 16 teams and will face Central Oklahoma University for the Central Regional Championship, Nov. 15 in Allendale, Mich.
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).