Bemidji HS Thursday preview: Girls soccer hosts Detroit Lakes in season finale
The girls soccer team ends its regular season today hosting Detroit Lakes in a key game at the Middle School field.
The volleyball team heads to Moorhead for one of its top games of the year.
The soccer game time has been advanced to 4 p.m. with the Lakers unable to field separate teams to play simultaneously.
The JV game will follow the varsity clash at 5:30.
Bemidji won the first meeting at DL 3-2 in overtime and needs another win today to maintain any hopes of a second place finish in the Lakes to Prairie Conference and a high seed in the section meet which begins Tuesday. Teams 2-3-4 in the section will receive home fields for the first round. Team 1 draws a bye.
East Grand Forks has the conference wrapped up with its unbeaten record. East Side beat DL twice 6-1 and Bemidji twice 4-1.
Nicole Ramos will be in the net again backing a potent defense that has been a strong point all season. Only five teams have scored as many as three goals on Bemidji all year. Ramos has two shutouts and seven one goal games.
On offense, the team now shows four double figure scorers with Bronwyn Boyd at 14, Erin Booth12, Caitlin Blotske 11 and Andrea Hanson 10. And Alexa Wang is only two short at eight.
The varsity can cement a winning season with a victory today. It brings an 8-7-1 record into play.
The JV is 3-9-2 with one game unreported but has split its last four games
The volleyball team went nearly three decades before ever beating Moorhead. In fact through most all of that stretch it failed to win a single set from the Spuds.
But that string ended two years ago. Bemidji repeated with a thrilling 3-2 win at home last year.
They hope to keep up that success tonight.
Bemidji brings a 17-2 record to the game fresh from a five match sweep at the Virginia Invitational.
Moorhead was 8-5 at last report but all five losses came to Twin Cities teams in Invitationals.
Both have beaten DGF, Perham and Detroit Lakes in their only matches against mutual opponents.
Bemidji will try to use its front line size and aggressive attack to carry the day.
Kayla Hirt and Jess Yost are the twin towers inside with Kelsey Heisler and Abby Hendricks at the corners.
Brooke Homer will set with sister Courtney, Erika Weimann and Megan Wannebo the back court specialists. Weimann will likely be the libero.
The JV is 8-2, the B Team 12-3 and the C Team 5-4-2 entering tonight's games.