BHS girls soccer hosts East Grand Forks in key game
Another full day of action is on tap today for Bemidji High sports teams.
Both soccer teams will play today, the girls hosting East Grand Forks in a key conference battle while the boys journey to Hibbing.
The tennis team plays at Thief River and the volleyball team at Roseau while the B and C football teams take on Alexandria, the B Team at home.
It will precede an open Friday with the Jacks-Alexandria football game set for Saturday afternoon, an unusual occurrence during regular season play.
The girls soccer team faces a great opportunity to move back into the Lakes to Prairie race by upsetting unbeaten East Side.
The Wave swept last year's two meetings 2-1 and 4-0. Through the years, this meeting has become a heated battle matching Bemidji against its former Assistant Coach Jessica (Bina) Krog, once a member of Kris Hammitt's staff while a BSU student.
Her Wave is 9-0 and 3-0 in the league play beating Crookston twice and Hillcrest once.
Bemidji is 5-4-1 after battling Brainerd to a 1-1 tie Saturday. Its Tuesday game at Moorhead was flooded out and will be replayed later. It will entertain Apollo Saturday at 1.
Crookston and Moorhead are the only common foes with Bemidji losing 2-0 to the Pirates while East Side won 7 -0 and 5-0. In fact, it has been pressed only once, a 2-1 decision over Moorhead. The Spuds beat Bemidji 4-2 early this year.
The JV takes a 1 6-2 mark to its game losing its last start to Brainerd 3-0.
The boys carry a fine 6-2-1 mark to Hibbing to face the Bluejackets who won here last year 2-1. Bemidji completed a home and home sweep over Hillcrest Academy Tuesday 2-1 at Fergus Falls to 5-1-1 in league play, trailing only Detroit Lakes.
Bemidji is a far stronger team this year led by Rylee Curb who raised his goal total to 14 Tuesday. That is only two short of his personal best of 16 set last year and four shy of Eric Scotland's school mark of 18 set in1996.
Kevin Larson had s season- high13 stops in that game and has been a tower of strength to the team's strong defense all fall.
To date, 13 different players have entered the scoring column for the Jacks.
Hibbing is 3-3 in games that have surfaced but probably has played several more.
Against their only common for, both blanked Walker, Bemidji 9-0 and Hibbing 8-0.
The JV takes a 5-1-3 into its game
The volleyball team brings an impressive 10-2 mark to Roseau to face the Rams who they beat 3-0 here last year and 2-0 in a midseason tournament.
The Rams are no slouch, however and were 8-1 at last report, their only loss 2-1 to Ada in a tournament. They also have two wins over East Grand Forks.
Bemidji is coming off a strong 3-0 win over Brainerd Tuesday, improving in each of the three games after a sluggish start.
Their only two setbacks came at the Marshall Invitational where they finished 3-2 against five state-ranked teams.
The JV is 5-2, the B Team 6-1 and the freshmen 4-2 entering tonight's games.
Seek sixth win
The net team is after its sixth dual match win at Thief River, a team they have met at the Crookston Invitational this year.
They stopped the Prowlers 6-1 and 7-0 last year and are favored today aided by the return of Cortne Solberg to good health. She dominated her No. 2 singles match against Crookston Tuesday.
Crookston topped the Prowlers 6-1 in a recent match.
Coach Scott Engelstad will likely go with the same lineup as faced the Pirates though he could make some adjustments in doubles.