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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Wendt, Stumbaugh power Bemidji State past Huskies 1-0

The No. 9 Beavers held firm all afternoon, defeating Michigan Tech 1-0 on Sunday in Houghton, Mich.

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HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Behind Sara Wendt’s game-winning strike and Alyssa Stumbaugh’s 10-save effort, the Bemidji State women’s soccer team earned its first win of the 2022 season.

The No. 9 Beavers held firm all afternoon, defeating Michigan Tech 1-0 on Sunday in Houghton, Mich.

Wendt headed in a goal in the 20th minute off a Megan Majewski corner kick, giving BSU (1-1-1) the 1-0 edge. It was Wendt’s first goal of the season and the 36th of her career, which has her 13 shy of Rachael Norton’s all-time program record of 49 goals.

On the opposite end of the field, Stumbaugh and the backline didn’t let the Huskies (2-2) find the back of the net. Stumaugh’s 10 saves are a new career high.

Michigan Tech outshot the Beavers 26-5 overall and 10-4 in shots on goal.

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BSU next returns home to face Northern State for its NSIC opener at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at Chet Anderson Stadium.

Bemidji State 1, Michigan Tech 0

BSU 1 0 -- 1

MTU 0 0 -- 0

First half -- 1, BSU GOAL, Wendt (Majewski) 20’.

Second half -- No scoring.

Saves -- Stumbaugh (BSU) 10; VanLangevelde (MTU) 3.

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