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Beavers drop to 0-2

The Bemidji State soccer team put together eight shots, six of them on goal, but was unable to breach the line as Northern Michigan University earned a 1-0 victory Sunday in Marquette, Mich.

The shutout left the Beavers 0-2, marking the first time since 2004 BSU has dropped the first two games of its season. The Wildcats improved to 2-0-1.

For the second consecutive outing BSU found itself down early and was unable to recover. Amelia Johnson took a pass beyond the Beavers' back line to Chelsea Lyons who converted the Wildcats' first shot into at 2:38. The goal was Lyons' fifth in just three games this season.

The teams played the final 87 minutes without scoring.

Abby Kjonaas and freshman Sonja Barr split time in net for BSU. Kjonaas got the start, made four saves and was tagged with the loss after allowing the early goal. In her collegiate debut, Barr made two saves and held the Wildcats scoreless during the final 45 minutes.

BSU will face Colorado School of Mines Friday at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

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