|October 03, 2021||1st||2nd||Final|
Wayne St. (NE)
|BSU||18:49||Sara Wendt (Maggie Cade )|
|BSU||35:55||Annika Fingal (Mariah Nguyen )|
|BSU||54:03||Sara Wendt (Annika Fingal , Megan Dahl)|
|BSU||65:35||Mason Schilling (Maria Stocke )|
|WSC||69:45||Jace Poelstra (Payton Haliburton )|
|Stats at a Glance||WSC||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||6 (1)||23 (10)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) – The No. 13 Bemidji State University soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to 13 matches and improved to 9-0-1 on the season with a 4-1 victory over Wayne State College Sunday afternoon. BSU’s leading scorer Sara Wendt added two goals to her total, while freshman Annika Fingal and Mason Schilling each netted their first collegiate goal.
The Beaver took the lead in the 19th minute on a header from Sara Wendt. It was her team-leading 10th goal of the season. Maggie Cade got the play started on a corner kick and the senior from Arden Hills, Minn. took care of the rest heading the ball into the right side of the net past the outstretched hands of the WSC goalkeeper.
The Beavers stretched their lead to 2-0 in the 36 minute on the first collegiate goal from Fingal. The newcomer threw the ball in to Mariah Nguyen and got it right back for a boot from nearly 40 yards out that floated in under the crossbar and over the hands of Hageman.
The Beavers took a 2-0 lead into the second half and extended that to 3-0 in the 55th minute. Megan Dahl reversed play getting the ball out of the Wildcats' end of the field to Fingal near midfield. The rookie took another shot from distance and Wendt redirected the shot with her head into the back of the net.
Mason Schilling made her return to the lineup Sunday and made her presence known. She came off the bench to lead the Beavers with five shots. In the 66th minute she buried one of those shots for BSU's fourth goal of the day. Maria Stocke was credited with an assist on the play slipping a pass through the WSC defenders and Schilling dribbled past the Wildcat back line and deposited the ball into the goal.
The four-goal day stands as a season-high for the Beavers, while its three-goal winning margin is BSU's largest since a 6-0 victory over Minnesota State University Moorhead April 12, 2021.
Stumbaugh earned her sixth victory of the season (6-0-0) holding the Wildcats scoreless through 54 minutes of play. Georgiana Harber finished the match, posting one save on two shots faced in 36 minutes of action.
Bemidji State (8-0-1; 5-0-1 NSIC) continues NSIC play next weekend as it welcomes University of Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State to The Chet. The Beavers host the Bulldogs at 3 p.m. Friday and wrap up the weekend of play at 1 p.m. Sunday versus the Huskies.
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 Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Western Collegiate Hockey Association, respectively, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).