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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Dahl, Peterson and Wendt land spots on All-Central Region teams

Fifth-year defender Megan Dahl was named to the All-Central Region First Team, while senior defender Halle Peterson and fifth-year forward Sara Wendt were named to the All-Central Region Second Team.

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Bemidji State fifth-year Megan Dahl (9) defends against Minnesota State's Allie Williams (5) during the first half in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.
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WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- A trio of Bemidji State women’s soccer players hauled in all-region honors from the Division II Conference Commissioners Association on Tuesday.

Fifth-year defender Megan Dahl was named to the All-Central Region First Team, while senior defender Halle Peterson and fifth-year forward Sara Wendt were named to the All-Central Region Second Team.

Dahl and Peterson serve as BSU’s center backs and have helped the Beavers concede just 0.56 goals per game, which ranks 13th in Division II.

Dahl was also named the NSIC’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row, and she’s now eligible for D2CCA All-America consideration with her selection to the Central Region’s First Team.

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Bemidji State senior Halle Peterson (2) controls the ball during the first half against Minnesota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.
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Offensively, Dahl has contributed with one goal and two assists this year, while Peterson has added three goals and one assist -- including goals in both of Bemidji State’s NCAA Tournament games so far.

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Wendt leads BSU with 13 goals and 29 points this season, and her six game-winning goals rank fifth in the nation. Wendt has scored in four straight games and is up to 48 goals in her career, which is one shy of tying Rachael Norton’s program record.

Dahl’s all-region selection is the first of her career, while Peterson was also named to the first team and Wendt to the second team in 2021.

The Beavers will continue their run in the NCAA Tournament with a 3 p.m. match against Emporia State at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, at Chet Anderson Stadium.

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Bemidji State fifth-year Sara Wendt (14) controls the ball during the second half against Central Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.
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