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BOYS SOCCER: Despite striking first, Bemidji falls on the road to Moorhead

For a while, the Bemidji High School boys soccer team was in control on Thursday in Moorhead. Facing their rival in the Spuds, the Lumberjacks had a 1-0 lead for most of the first half

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BEMIDJI – For a while, the Bemidji High School boys soccer team was in control on Thursday in Moorhead.

Facing their rival in the Spuds, the Lumberjacks had a 1-0 lead for most of the first half thanks to Tommy DeGeus’ quick strike in the fifth minute.

But right before the half, Mohamed Namuq equalized for Moorhead in the 39th minute. That proved to be a sign of things to come, as the Spuds took control of the contest with two goals in the second half and won 3-1.

In the fateful final 40 minutes, Revar Qaqos gave Moorhead (8-2-1) its first lead with an unassisted strike in the 50th minute, then Namuq added another in the 77th minute to pick up a brace and seal the match.

Connor Helm finished with four saves in goal for BHS (4-6-1), while Spuds keeper Dalton Songstad collected five.

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The Jacks return to the pitch against Brainerd at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Brainerd.

Moorhead 3, Bemidji 1

BHS 1 0 – 1

MHD 1 2 – 3

First half – 1, BHS GOAL, DeGeus (unassisted), 5’; 2, MHD GOAL, Namuq (Qaqos), 39’.

Second half – 3, MHD GOAL, Qaqos (unassisted), 50’; 4, MHD GOAL, Namuq (unassisted), 77’.

Saves – Helm (BHS) 4; Songstad (MHD) 5.

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