Beavers blank Sioux Falls on Senior Day

October 24, 20211st2ndFinal
Sioux Falls000
Bemidji St.112
BSU21:20Mason Schilling
BSU74:11Halle Peterson
USFWemhoff, Alexis90:00213
BSUHarber, Georgiana45:0001
BSUStumbaugh, Alyssa45:0000
Stats at a GlanceUSFBSU
Shots (on Goal)4 (1) 34 (16)
Corner Kicks06
Yellow Cards10
Beavers blank Sioux Falls on Senior Day
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Beavers blank Sioux Falls on Senior Day

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Chet Anderson Stadium) -- The No. 11 Bemidji State University soccer team earned its 13th victory of the season and stretched its unbeaten streak to 18 matches with a 2-0 win over University of Sioux Falls Sunday as a part of Senior Day at Chet Anderson Stadium.  

Mason Schilling and Halle Peterson provided the Beavers' scoring, while Alyssa Stumbaugh and Georgiana Harber split time in goal to combine for BSU's seventh shutout of the season.

Bemidji State controlled play in the match and held a 34-4 edge in total shots, while recording a season-high 16 shots on goal.

BSU took a lead in the 22nd minute of play when Megan Dahl booted the ball up the far side of the pitch to Ally Smith. Smith dribbled through traffic and left the ball for Schilling just inside the 18-yard box. The freshman made three moves to get around a pesky USF defender before pushing a shot to the left post. Sara Wendt ran a screen in front and the ball rolled to the left side netting for Schilling’s fourth goal of the season.

Leading 1-0 to open the second half, the Beavers switched its goalkeeper from Stumbaugh to Harber. In the 70th minute of play, the Cougars registered their first shot on goal, forcing Harber to make BSU's only save of the match to preserve the shutout.

In the 75th minute, Bemidji State extended its lead to 2-0 when Peterson struck a free kick from 25-yards out and snuck her second goal of the season between the outstretch arms of the USF goalkeeper and the left post.

Stumbaugh picked up her 11the victory of the season starting the match and playing the first 45 minutes, while Harber finished with 45 minutes and a save in her fourth appearance of the year.

Prior to the match, the BSU soccer program recognized its four graduating seniors. The class of Megan French, Isabelle Morin, Emma Mortensen, and Ally Smith has won 58 matches to sit just one short of establishing a program record. They have three conference tournament appearances, have been nationally-ranked in three seasons, have two NCAA Tournament appearances, and a NCAA Tournament win along with numerous individual and academic accomplishments.

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference leading Beavers improve to 13-0-2 overall and 9-0-2 in league play. The team remains home and will host University of Mary at 3 p.m. Friday.

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).