September 4, 2011

Baker Shuts Out Bemidji State

Kim Rietveld carries the ball upfield.
Kim Rietveld carries the ball upfield.

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University soccer team remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Bemidji State on a wet and windy Sunday (Sept. 4) afternoon.

Chelsea Lyons scored the lone goal and her fifth of the season on a breakaway only 2:38 into the game. Amelia Johnson got the assist as she fed the ball to Lyons sprinting up the middle.

NMU goalkeeper Jessica Baker picked up her fourth career shutout, stopping six Beaver shots.

“Jessica had a good game,” NMU head coach Matt Granstrand said. “It can be hard battling the wind as a goalkeeper but we have a quality player in net and she stays calm.”

Bemidji State (0-2) was aggressive late but wasn’t able to find the back of the net. Abby Kjonaas and Sonja Barr split time in net and saved a combined six NMU shots.

A strong north wind was a factor throughout the game as the Wildcats played with the wind in the first half and against it in the second.

The Wildcats are 2-0-1 on the season and start a six-game road trip and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Wednesday (Sept. 7) at Michigan Tech. The Huskies are 2-0 with wins over Bemidji State and Minnesota Crookston.

“We know Michigan Tech is a quality team,” Granstrand added about Wednesday’s game. “They had a good first year and brought in a great recruiting class.”

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