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Sophomore Kim Rietveld.
Sophomore Kim Rietveld.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Northern Michigan University soccer team was defeated in its first road game of the season at Bemidji State University. The Beavers scored the lone goal of the game midway through the first half.

“We played well enough to win today,” NMU coach Matt Granstrand said. “We had plenty of chances and got lots of shots off but we were just unlucky.”

Maria McLeod scored the game-winner at 23:13 with a header from Mary O’Brien and Emily Olson.

NMU (0-2) outshot Bemidji 20-12 with five shots on goal.

“We were a much better team today than on Thursday against UMD,” Granstrand added.

Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Shelby Conard had four saves for the ‘Cats. Sonja Barr had four saves for the Beavers.

The Wildcats continue their string of Minnesota opponents with a game at Minnesota Crookston at 1 p.m. on Labor Day. Michigan Tech defeated Crookston 1-0 on Saturday with a goal late in the game.


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