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Bemidji HS girls soccer: Complete effort leads to win

Bemidji's Olivia Hruby (left) battled Hillcrest's Ragnild Applethun for the ball during the Bemidji 4-0 win over the Comets Friday. It squared the Bemidji record at 7-7-1. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

The Bemidji girls soccer team treated its parents to a top performance Friday, blanking Hillcrest Academy 4-0 on a cold, blustery day at the Middle School field.

Bemidji scored twice in each half and held the visitors well away from the goal all day.

Nicole Ramos needed only five stops, all on long range shots to post her second shutout.

Bemidji had 31 shots, put 11 on goal and hit four.

But for a number of missed shots from inside the box, the score might have been far larger.

The win lifted Bemidji to 7-7-1 heading to Crookston Monday. The Comets dropped to 2-9.

Four different players scored for the winners, Alexa Wang hit on a rebound at 4:11 after Kassy Arntson deflected Andrea Hanson's shot from the right corner.

That lead lasted until late in the period when Caitlin Blotske connected again at the left corner from a feed from Bronwyn Boyd.

Bemidji held a strong 17-4 shots bulge at the intermission.

Bemidji continued to totally h control the play after the break but found shots hard to come by in the first ten minutes. But Josie Spry broke through at 63:28 from 15 yards and Erin Booth closed the scoring in the last seven minutes from almost the same spot, both coming unassisted.

Arntson ended with seven saves in the game.

Bemidji held a 31-7 shots advantage.

Hillcrest Academy 0 0--0

Bemidji 2 2---4

4:11 Wang (Hanson)

34:54 Blotske (Boyd)

63:28 Spry

73:09 Booth

Goal Stops

HA-Arntson 4 3---7

Bem-Ramos 2 3---5

Corner kicks, Hillcrest 6, Bemidji 3

Officials: Rogers, Kramer and Paulson