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BOYS SOCCER: Brainerd bags late winner to top Bemidji 3-2

Bemidji will return home to host Pelican Rapids at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Chet Anderson Stadium.

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Bemidji senior Bo Hofstad chases after the ball during a game against Brainerd on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Brainerd.
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BRAINERD -- A late penalty kick bit the Bemidji High School boys soccer team on Saturday, as Brainerd converted in the 77th minute for the winning goal of a 3-2 decision in Brainerd.

Nick Holmberg delivered the decisive blow for the Warriors (7-2-3), one that overshadowed a two-goal comeback by the Lumberjacks (4-7-1).

Holmberg scored the opening goal for Brainerd in the 12th minute, and Leif Rustad bagged another one in the 33rd minute.

The Warriors carried that 2-0 advantage into the break, but halftime adjustments paid dividends for Jacob Stanoch. Bemidji’s senior forward scored two goals within 2:15 of clock time, leveling the score in a flash. Bo Hofstad assisted Stanoch’s first goal, while Reed Johnson had the helper on Stanoch’s second.

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Bemidji sophomore goalkeeper Connor Helm stops a ball during a game against Brainerd on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Brainerd.
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It wasn’t meant to be, however, because Holmberg scored from the penalty spot in the closing minutes of the match.

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Lumberjack keeper Connor Helm ended with eight saves in the match, which even included a PK stop in the first half. Kalvin Stengrim also had eight saves for the Warriors.

Bemidji will return home to host Pelican Rapids at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Chet Anderson Stadium.

Brainerd 3, Bemidji 2

BEM 0 2 -- 2

BRD 2 1 -- 3

First half -- 1, BRD GOAL, Holmberg (unassisted), 12’; 2, BRD GOAL, Rustad (Davis), 34’.

Second half -- 3, BEM GOAL, Stanoch (Hofstad), 43’; 4, BEM GOAL, Stanoch (Johnson), 45’; 5, BRD GOAL, Holmberg (penalty kick), 77’.

Saves -- Helm (BEM) 8; Stengrim (BRD) 8.

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Bemidji junior Nick Rautio (16) controls the ball during a game against Brainerd on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Brainerd.
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Bemidji sophomore Lincoln Schmitt (12) kicks a ball during a game against Brainerd on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Brainerd.
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