Two second-half goals lift Bemidji State past Wildcats

Bemidji State scored two goals in less than three minutes early in the second half as the 22nd-ranked Beavers blanked Wayne State 2-0 in Northern Sun Conference women’s soccer action Saturday at Chet Anderson Stadium in Bemidji, Minn.  BSU is 11-0-1 and 9-0-1 in league play while WSC falls to 3-6-4 and 2-5-3 in the NSIC.

The two teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half with the host Beavers recording one more shot than the Wildcats 6-5.

Bemidji State struck for a pair of goals in less than three minutes early in the second half to take control of the contest. The first score came on a penalty kick at the 53:50 mark, with the second goal coming just over 2:30 later at the 56:32 mark for the host Beavers.

Bemidji State finished the contest with a 19-11 advantage in shots including 10-5 in shots on goal over the Wildcats. The Beavers held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks over Wayne State while Bemidji State was called for 10 fouls to five on the Wildcats.

Sophie Ketchmark, Rachel Fraser, Christina Stasi and Samantha Phillips each had two shots and one shot on goal for the Wildcats. Rachel Grisham made eight saves while giving up two goals in the loss.

Wayne State (3-6-4, 2-5-3 NSIC) will be in action again Sunday, playing a 1 p.m. contest at Minnesota Crookston.

The Wayne Herald

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