ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sea Foam Stadium) -- Locked in a scoreless tie deep into the second half, No. 16 Concordia University-St. Paul found the back of the net in the 77th minute to hand the Bemidji State University soccer team its first conference loss of the season, 1-0.
It took more than 76 minutes of play, but Concordia-St. Paul broke a scoreless tie with a goal and that was all it would need as the Beavers failed to find the back of the net and dropped their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference regular-season match since Oct. 15, 2016—a stretch spanning 44 matches (38-0-6).
The loss also snapped a current seven-match winning streak dating back to Sept. 22.
Alexa Hepner played the role of the hero, netting her first goal of the season in the 77th minute of play in the midst of a dominant half of play by the Golden Bears. CSP outshot the Beavers 10-3 during the second half, which included a 3-2 edge in shots on goal.
CSP finished the game with a 18-11 edge in shots and a 6-4 shots on goal advantage.
Sophomore Emma Riedi made five saves in 90 minutes between the posts but took the loss.
Bemidji State will return to action at 1 p.m. Sunday when the team travels to Mankato, Minn. to battle No. 23 Minnesota State University.
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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).