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Beavers ranked 18th in preseason men's hockey poll

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Bemidji State was ranked in a tie for 18th place in the 2010-11 USA Hockey preseason men's Division I hockey poll released Monday.

The Beavers, who open the season Oct. 15-16 against North Dakota at the new Bemidji Regional Event Center, received 36 votes and shared the 18th spot with Ferris State of Michigan.

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Boston College received 28 of 34 first-place votes and landed the No. 1 spot. North Dakota was ranked second and received four first-place votes.

The USA Hockey preseason men's hockey poll, with total points, first-place votes in parenthesis, last year's final ranking and last year's record.

1. Boston College, 504 (28) 1 29-10-3

2. North Dakota, 462 (4) 7 25-13-5

3. Miami, Ohio, 437 (2) 3 29-8-7

4. Michigan, 383 8 26-18-1

5. Yale, 334 6 21-10-3

6. St. Cloud State, 308 5 24-14-5

7. Maine, 281 NR 19-17-3

8. New Hampshire, 206 11 18-14-7

9. Minn.-Duluth, 195 NR 22-17-1

10. Cornell, 162 9 21-9-4

11. Denver, 146 4 27-10-4

12. Alaska, 125 15 18-12-9

13. Wisconsin, 115 2 28-11-14

14. Boston U, 69 NR 18-17-3

15. Minnesota, 50 NR 18-19-2

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame, 43; RIT, 38; Bemidji State, 36; Ferris State, 36; Union, 34; Vermont, 28; Northern Michigan, 18; Michigan State, 21; RPI, 16; Colorado College, 14; Northeastern, 14; Nebraska-Omaha, 3; Merrimack, 2.

Upper Iowa beats Beavers in soccer

After defeating a nationally ranked Winona State a day earlier, the Bemidji State women's soccer team came up short in Sunday's home game against Upper Iowa, falling 3-2 in overtime.

The Peacocks snapped BSU's six-game winning streak, scoring a goal in the eighth minute of overtime.

Jenny Stromberg gave Bemidji State a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute, but Upper Iowa tied the game in the 41st minute off a corner kick.

Just 12 minutes into the second half, Jamie Ford scored to give BSU a 2-1 lead. However, the Peacocks answered 14 seconds later to tie the game.

In the overtime period, Ford had a chance to end the game as she received a cross in front of the Upper Iowa goal, but placed the ball just wide of the net. On the ensuing goal kick the Peacocks were able to get the ball downfield and rifle a hard shot on net from 25 yards out.

The shot was mishandled by BSU keeper Samantha Ross and found its way to the back of the net to give the Peacocks the victory.

Bemidji State will play next weekend, traveling to Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday and to St. Cloud State on Sunday.

Women's golf team 10th at Marshall

The Bemidji State women's golf team placed 10th Sunday in the weather-shortened Southwest Minnesota State University Mustang Classic at Marshall.

All 36 holes were played Sunday at the Marshall Golf Club after heavy rains earlier in the week forced the originally scheduled two-day tournament to be played on one day.

Bemidji State carded rounds of 358 and 357 to finish in 10th with 715 strokes, 98 off the lead. Augustana won the title by nine shots over Hawaii-Hilo.

Sophomore Lindsay Morgan paced the Beavers with a score of 92-86-178 to finish 54th.

Also scoring for the Beavers were Kathryn Stoffels in 56th place at 179, Marissa Mackedanz in 59th at 181, Marial Sloan in 67th at 186 and Rachel Wold in 70th at 191.

The Beavers return to action Saturday and Sunday when they travel to the St. Cloud Country Club to participate in the SCSU Husky Classic.

Men golfers 19th at crossover meet

The Bemidji State University men's golf team carded a 314 Monday to finish the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference crossover in 19th place with a 54-hole total of 937.

The Beavers were led by Danny Menton, who finished in 49th place at 13-over-par 229.

Fort Lewis College cruised to a 13-stroke advantage over the rest of the field to capture top team honors.

Other BSU finishers were Jim Foss in 78th place at 236, Justin Johnson in 80th at 237, Jordan Priem in 81st at 238 and Garrett Nelson in 98th at 252.

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