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Bemidji State soccer: Ellefsen sets all time point record

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Ashlee Ellefsen broke a school record in Bemidji State's 1-1 draw against No. 25 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday afternoon at the BSU Soccer Field.


Ellefsen's goal gives her 72-career points surpassing the mark of 71-career points set by Becky Elk in 2001.

"I'm glad she doesn't have to think about it anymore," said head coach Jim Stone. "It's good that it's off her mind now, and I really do think that she has a chance to be our first 100-point scorer, and it's because of how well she's been playing"

After coming out of a scoreless weekend against Mary and Northern State the Bemidji State University soccer team looked to pull an upset against Minnesota-Duluth.

The Bulldogs came into Bemidji at the top of the NSIC conference standings with 27 points.

The tie now improves Bemidji State to (9-6-1, 5-5-1 NSIC) and Minnesota-Duluth is now (11-2-2, 9-1-1 NSIC).

BSU currently sits tied for sixth place in the NSIC with 16 points.

UMD would be the first ones to get on the board, as Kelly Duchene would score off of an Alex Paffrath-corner kick. The goal came in the 10th minute of play.

The Beavers would answer back in the 34th minute. Ellefsen would take a BSU throw in, tossing the ball to Kirsten Erickson in front of the Bulldog bench. Erickson played it back to Ellefsen who then took a shot on goal from 35 yards out. UMD keeper Hannah Bengtson would go out to play the ball, but would mishandle the touch resulting in the game-tying goal for the Beavers.

The goal was Ellefsen's ninth on the season and the assist was Erickson's fifth.

"We moved the ball really well, our spacing was good, and we defended well today," Stone said. "The scoring opportunities that we created today were fantastic."

The tie was the first for the Beavers this season and was the first conference tie of the season for the Bulldogs.

Ross made a total of nine saves in the game for BSU.

The Beavers will hit the road for a non-conference matchup on Sunday at Wisconsin-Superior at 3 p.m.

Pioneer staff reports