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Badgers complete sweep of Beaver women

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The Bemidji State University women's hockey team lost 2-0 to Wisconsin Sunday in Madison. The Badgers entered the weekend ranked fifth in the country.

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BSU netminder Zuzana Tomcikova stopped 41 of 43 shots, including 16 in the third period. The Beavers only had 11 shots on goal for the game.

The Badgers opened the scoring at the end of the first period when Carolyne Prevost notched her fourth goal of the weekend at the 18:48 mark.

The Badgers iced the victory with a goal in the third period.

Bemidji State will return to the ice Friday and Saturday as it hosts Mercyhurst in what will be the first game to be played in the Bemidji Regional Event Center. Both non-conference games will start at 2:07 p.m.

Cross country team third

The Bemidji State University cross country team took third place at Saturday's University of Minnesota Duluth's Pine Hill Invitational in Carlton, Minn.

The Beavers were paced by Kristi Buerkle who finished the 6-km course in 24:47.5 to place 15th individually. The senior finished 3:20 behind UMD's Morgan Place (21:27.4), who led the Bulldogs to the team title.

BSU had eight runners finish the race, while it placeed two participants among the top 20. In addition to Buerkle, Ali Hougen finished in 25:21.9 to complete the top 20 and Kirsten Maras finished 26 seconds later to take 23rd.

The Beavers completed the race with 82 team points, 16 points behind St. Cloud State University and 67 off the pace set by UMD which swept the top five individual places and turned in a perfect score of 15.

The Beavers will take next weekend off before returning to action Oct. 22, when they travel to Bismarck, N.D. to participate in the Marauder Open. The event is set for begin at 10 a.m.

Pine Hill CC Invitational

Team Results

UMD 15, St. Cloud 66, BSU 82, Superior 88

BSU's Results

15-Kristi Buerkle 24.47.5; 20-

Ali Hougen 25.21.9; 23-Kirsten Miras 25.48.1; 39-Mackenzie Haupert 27.18.4; 40-Ciara Robinson 27:19.5; 43-Tina Larson 27:52.7; 44-Michelle Ohman 28:30.6; 47-Taylor Sautbine 29:26.8

Johnson leads men golfers

Justin Johnson entered Monday's final round of the Twin Cities Classic only one shot off the individual lead. The junior shot 68-75-143 after the second which was played on the par-72 Links at Norfolk course.

The Beavers were in sixth place at 304.

Monday's final round was played at the Wayzata Country Cub.

Riley Bauman of Carthage College was the 36-hole leader at 74-68-142.

Illinois Wesleyan College entered Monday's action in first place at 289-297-586.

BSU's Garrett Nelson was tied for 20th (74-75-149) while Danny Menton was tied for 32nd (73-78-151). Completing Bemidji State's scores were Matthew Haugstad at Kevin Larson, each at 159.

Women's golf 10th

The BSU women's golf team finished the fall portion of its schedule in 10th place at the NSIC meet Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul.

The Beavers opened with a 356 and closed with 373 for a 36-hole total of 729.

Augustana is the meet leader at 308-307-615. Concordia-St. Paul is a distant second at 661. Maggie Leland of Augustana is the 36-hole medalist at 78-73-151.

The final two rounds of the tournament will be played April 15-17 at Brandon Golf Course in Brandon, S.D.

Marisa Mackedanz leads the Bemidji State contingent in 38th place after posting rounds of 86-91-177. Kathryn Stoffels is 44th at 85-95--180 while Maria Sloan is 48th (94-89-183) and Lindsay Morgan and Rachel Wold are tied for 53rd at 192.

Soccer team edges Mary in OT

Playing in the second overtime game in a row, the Bemidji State University soccer team stopped U-Mary 2-1 Sunday in Bemidji.

BSU scored the game-winner in the second minute of the first overtime period.

Neither team scored in the first half but Mary broke the deadlock in the 50th minute and BSU trailed for the first time this season.

Bemidji State answered 18 minutes later.

Kara Smyth's corner kick was headed by Tiffany VanHaaften to the front of the goal and Alysha Domiano banged it home. It was Domiano's second goal of the season.

BSU netminder Samantha Ross made four saves and won her eighth game of the season.

Next weekend finds the Beavers at Wayne State on Saturday and at Augustana on Sunday.

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