|October 10, 2021||1st||2nd||Final|
St. Cloud St.
|BSU||36:40||Miah Olson (Mariah Nguyen )|
|BSU||53:10||Sara Wendt (Allyson Smith , Maria Stocke)|
|BSU||86:21||Halle Peterson (Maggie Cade )|
|Stats at a Glance||SCSU||BSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (4)||16 (7)|
BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- Alyssa Stumbaugh stopped all four shots she faces to record her second consecutive shutout and fourth of the year while leading the No. 11 Bemidji State University soccer team to a 3-0 victory over St. Cloud State University in the rain at Chet Anderson Stadium Sunday.
Three different BSU players recorded goals in the match led by freshman Miah Olson. The Beavers' leading scorer Sara Wendt also recorded a goal, while junior defender Halle Peterson logged the first goal of her collegiate career.
The Beavers took a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute when Mariah Nguyen forced a turnover just inside midfield. She dribbled up the middle of the field and dished a pass to Olson. The freshman attacker push a shot into the far side of the net, just inside the left post for her second goal of the season.
Leading 1-0 to open the second half, Wendt scored her 12th goal of the season to add to her single-season career high goal total. Maria Stocke started the play from midfield, threading a pass deep into Huskies territory to the foot of Allison Smith. The Brainerd, Minn. native beat a defender and crossed a pass to Wendt on the far post and the Arden Hills, Minn. native and fellow senior tapped her 12th goal past the SCSU goalkeeper, Evie Kohn in the 54th minute.
Peterson stretched the BSU lead to three goals in the 87th minute. Maggie Cade was credited with her team-best sixth assist of the year, placing her corner kick directly in front of the goal where Peterson redirected the pass with her head into the back of the net.
The Beavers outshot the Huskies 16-11 with a 7-4 edge in shots on goal.
Stumbaugh earned her seventh victory of the season (8-0-0) holding the Huskies scoreless. Her back-to-back blank sheets extends her shutout streak to 377:43.
Bemidji State (10-0-1; 7-0-1 NSIC) continues NSIC play next weekend as it hits the road for a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matchups. BSU will travel to Winona, Minn. for a 5 p.m. match with Winona State University Friday and will move to Fayette, Iowa Sunday for a 1 p.m. clash with Upper Iowa University.
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).