The Bemidji High boys soccer team remained undefeated Tuesday, battling Detroit Lakes to a 2-2 overtime tie at DL. The pair meet again at Bemidji Sept. 15.
Bemidji overcame an early 1-0 deficit to take a 2-1 lead in the second half, only to see the Lakers battle back to tie with 20 minutes remaining on a penalty kick.
There was no further scoring through that period plus two five minute overtimes.
DL dressed 12 seniors and proved a big, strong club playing a very physical game.
But it out shot Bemidji only 12-11 with Kevin Larson making 10 saves and Dan Engberg nine for the home team
Giorgio Ulissi converted a throw in at the 21 minute mark to score the game's first goal.
Rylee Curb got it back one minute before halftime on a Riley Brooks feed.
DL held an 8-4 shots lead at the intermission.
But the Jacks went ahead 2-1 at the 47 minute mark on Curb's second goal of the game, Matt Lee drawing the assist on this score.
That lead lasted for 13 minutes when DL was awarded a penalty kick which Andy Schupp converted.
Both teams had their chances down the stretch and through the two extra periods but neither would score again.
The tie dropped Bemidji to 2-0-1. The Jacks host Walker Thursday at 4:30.
The B Team found the victory column for the first time in a 4-1 triumph, breaking 1-1 tie in the second half to win.
Jake Arndt, Sebastian Voitel, Dillon Eichstadt and Austin Kovach had the goals. Carl Graefe had six stops, matching the DL total.
The B Team is now 1-0-2
Bemidji 1 1 0 0---2
Detroit Lakes 1 1 0 0---2
21:00 DL-Ulissi (Jonason)
39:00 Bem-Curb (Brooks)
47:00 Bem-Curb (Lee)
60:00 DL- Schupp, penalty kick
Bem-:Larson 7 2 1---10
DL-Engberg 3 4 2-- 9
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Bemidji B 1 3---4
DL-B 0 1---1
49:00 Bem-Voitel (Miller)
59:00 Bem-Eichstadt (Kovach)
73:00 Bem-Kovach (Wyllie)
Bem-Graefe 4 2---6
DL 4 2--6