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MANKATO -- Minnesota State Mankato ended Bemidji State's season Wednesday, as the nation's No.
Brittni Mowat’s teammates were a step behind the Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson campaigns in the race for Minnesota’s governor. Following Mowat’s 83-save performance last weekend against top-ranked Minnesota, a few of her teammates took to Twitter to rally for the cause: #MowatForGoverner.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State soccer team has a tough task in its playoff opener. The Beavers received the No. 8 seed in the NSIC soccer tournament and will take on top-seeded Minnesota State Mankato at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Mankato. The Beavers, who finished the season 9-8-1 overall, went 8-6-1 in the NSIC after losing to Minnesota-Duluth 2-0 on Friday and then dropping their season finale 1-0 against St. Cloud State on Sunday. The Beavers finished tied with Minnesota-Duluth in the standings with 25 points but the Bulldogs got the No. 7 seed due to the head-to-head result.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State women’s basketball team will find out a lot about itself today. The Beavers take on Division I North Dakota at 2 p.m. today in Grand Forks for an exhibition game. And BSU head coach Mike Curfman is hoping to figure out how he’s going to approach things after losing his team’s top three scorers (Morgan Lee, Kate Warmack and Jessie Althoff all graduated). “The question for us is, who’s going to pick up the slack,” Curfman said.
BEMIDJI — Nate Arentz’s two goals helped Bemidji State stay in the game Saturday night against No. 16 Alaska and Cory Ward’s goal gave the Beavers the WCHA series sweep. Ward scored game-winning goal two minutes, three seconds into the overtime period, giving BSU a 4-3 win in front of 3,397 at the Sanford Center. “It’s a testament to our guys finding a way to win,” BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. “I’m proud of them for that.
ST. CLOUD -- Down 30-8 at the end of the third quarter, the Bemidji State football team mounted a furious comeback against St. Cloud State. The Beavers scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to make a game of it but couldn’t finish it off, as the Huskies edged the Beavers 30-27 in NSIC North action at Husky Stadium.
BEMIDJI -- Nate Arentz called it the “slowest goal I’ve scored in my life.” BSU and Alaska were tied at 1-1 four minutes into the second period and the Beaver sophomore center got a puck to trickle in past Alaska goaltender Davis Jones amid a slew of bodies down on the ice.
BEMIDJI — After starting the season against North Dakota and Minnesota, Bemidji State’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association schedule might be considered “easier.” But only by degree. The Beavers played two of the nation’s top three teams in their first two games, only to start their conference season this weekend at the Sanford Center (7:37 p.m. today, 7:07 p.m. Saturday) with a WCHA series against No. 16 Alaska. “They’re a good hockey team, obviously,” BSU head coach Tom Serratore said. “They’re 5-1 for a reason. They have good depth, they’re very solid defensively.
After four games in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team is winless. But one would be hard-pressed to find a more confident team after four conference losses in a row. Sure, the Beavers are 0-4-0 in the WCHA and 4-4-0 overall. But BSU played well against both Ohio State and No. 2 Wisconsin — including three one-goal losses. BSU head coach Jim Scanlan said he was impressed with his team’s resiliency so far. “Wisconsin outshot us both games, had more grade-A chances, but we battled,” he said. “We hung with them and gave ourselves a chance.
BEMIDJI -- Watching a Bemidji State soccer game from the stands, fans are likely to hear Sonja Barr loud and clear amid the typical chatter on the pitch. The senior goalkeeper is always communicating -- shouting instructions or words of encouragement to her teammates as they need it. "Being vocal during the game keeps me focused, keeps me in link with the game and connected with the team," Barr said. "I'm constantly going in my head, 'If we lose the ball here, where does everybody need be?' You have to position everybody to figure out the what-ifs.