|October 25, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
Wayne St. (NE)
|BSU||2:22||Becker, Erin (Kos, Emily , Wendt, Sara)|
|BSU||19:50||Becker, Erin (Hallock, Maggie , Wendt, Sara)|
|BSU||43:04||Bailey, Antonia (Baurr, Emily , French, Megan)|
|Stats at a Glance||WSC||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||3 (1)||18 (6)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Erin Becker scored twice, Toni Bailey logged the first goal of her collegiate career and the Bemidji State University defense allowed just one shot on goal in a 3-0 victory over Wayne State College to open a weekend of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play Friday.
The Beavers dominated play from the opening kick. In addition to earning an 18-3 edge in shots and a 6-1 advantage in shots on goal, BSU held possession of the ball for nearly 64-percent of the match. The win snapped a two-game losing skid while extending the Beavers' regular-season home unbeaten streak to 27 matches (25-0-2), dating back to Oct. 7, 2016.
It took BSU just 2:22 to get their first goal. When the Beavers' leading scorer Sarah Wendt saved the ball on the end line to defender Emily Kos, the senior served up a perfect cross to the back post where Becker tapped her second goal of the season past the Wayne State goalkeeper, Rachel Grisham.
In the 20th minute, Becker struck again, netting her third goal of the season cleaning up a rebound when Maggie Hallock's shot was deflected to the back post by Grisham. It marked the first multi-goal match of the sophomore's career.
Be fore the half was over, Bailey got in on the scoring push. The senior's goal was set up by a free kick by Megan French who found the foot of freshman Emily Baurr streaking up the sideline. the rookie crossed to Bailey, who beat the WSC goalkeeper to put BSU up 3-0 in the 44th minute.
Bemidji State's goalkeepers combined for one save in the Beavers' fifth clean sheet of the season. Junior Emma Riedi got credit for the win, staring and playing the first 60:46 before giving way to Georgiana Harber, who made a save in her collegiate debut.
Bemidji State returns to action at 1 p.m. Sunday when the team hosts Augustana University in NSIC play. The game will also serve as BSU's Eighth Annual Cheryl Smith Memorial/Cancer Awareness Match.