|September 10, 2021||1st||2nd||Final|
|bsu||74:00||Allyson Smith (Anna Breffle , Megan French)|
|Stats at a Glance||mtu||bsu|
|Shots (on Goal)||10 (3)||14 (8)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderon Stadium) -- Senior Ally Smith scored once each half to lead the Bemidji State University soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over Michigan Technological University Friday at Chet Anderson Stadium.
Smith gave the Beavers the first lead of the game in the 26th minute, making good on a penalty kick to net the first goal of her senior season.
The one-goal BSU lead would last into halftime despite the Beavers being outshot 7-3 in the half and seeing the Huskies control play early and as the half came to a close.
MTU came out of the break reinvigorated and after applying some pressure, forced a BSU turnover in front of goalkeeper Alyssa Stumbaugh and following a misplayed ball, tied the game. Julia Pietila was credited with the unassisted goal in the 57th minute.
As the players got deeper into the game, the momentum began to turn back in BSU's favor. In the 75th minute, Smith again came through to propel the Beavers back into the lead. Megan French split a pair of MTU players in half sending the ball up the middle of the field toward the right sideline to Anna Breffle. The sophomore played a crossing pass in front of the net and Smith connected to burry her second goal of the night.
MTU didn't got down without a fight. In the last 15 minutes had several good runs, but were unable to get the equalizer past Stumbaugh, who finished the night with two saves to improve to 2-0-0 on the season.
The Beavers improved to 2-0-0 in the season and welcome Northern Michigan University (2-1-0) at 1 p.m. Sunday.