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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Beavers top Tech 2-1 in home opener

The scoring started with a successful Allyson Smith penalty kick 26 minutes into the contest, which gave BSU a 1-0 lead at the half.

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Bemidji State senior Allyson Smith (15) celebrates with the Beavers after scoring on a penalty kick in the first half against Michigan Tech on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Chet Anderson Stadium. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
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BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State senior Allyson Smith scored both goals for the Beavers in a 2-1 win over Michigan Tech in their home opener on Friday, Sept. 10, at Chet Anderson Stadium.

The scoring started with a successful Smith penalty kick 26 minutes into the contest, which gave BSU a 1-0 lead at the half.

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Bemidji State senior Allyson Smith (15) scores on a penalty kick in the first half against Michigan Tech on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Chet Anderson Stadium. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

Eleven minutes after the intermission, Huskies (2-1) freshman Julia Pietila tied the game at 1-1 on an unassisted tally.

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But Smith answered right back at the 74-minute mark with what would be the game-winning goal, assisted by Anna Breffle and Megan French.

The Beavers outshot the Huskies 14-10, resulting in an 8-3 lead in shots on goal.

BSU improves to 2-0 with the win and will look to keep the undefeated streak going into its 1 p.m. game against Northern Michigan on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Chet Anderson Stadium.

Bemidji State 2, Michigan Tech 1

1, BSU, Smith (PK), 25:49; 2, MTU, Pietila, 56:05; 3, BSU, Smith (Breffle, French), 74:00.

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