After a long week of travel and competition, the lady Mavericks soccer team took on Bemidji State Sunday afternoon, only to lose 3-2 to the Beavers.
Bemidji State, which is ranked 5th in the country right now and has a 14-0-0 record, is leading the NSIC as the top team in the conference. The Mavericks are second with a 11-2-1 record and are ranked #22 in the country.
Junior Dakota Wendell made the first goal of the game in the 1st half and had her teammates, freshman Kelly Friedrich and senior Maddy Burandt to help as assists to the goal, which was in the 24th minute of the game to bring the score to 1-0.
The Beavers scored a goal in the 39th minute to tie up the score later in the game.
The second half was slow to the start and in the 74th minute the Beavers took the lead with another goal.
The Mavericks kept up their defense to lend support to their offense which paid off in their favor.
Senior Julia Zach scored in the 87th minute of the game sending the game into overtime.
The lady Mavericks and the Beavers went head-to-head in a first and second overtime but couldn’t get in another goal.
The Beavers were able to get another goal in the second overtime to win the game 3-2 but the Mavericks still showed their strength against the top team.
The Mavericks outshot the Beavers 27-15. Some of the top players on the team who were able to make shots on goal included Wendell with three shots on goal, Zach with five shots on goal, and senior Morgan Cottew with two shots on goal.
Junior Alexa Rabune had four saves against the Beavers on seven opportunities.
The Mavericks have had two other games besides the game against the Beavers that had gone into overtime, with the first one occurring on September 21st against St. Cloud State, which was a double overtime as well, with the other game against University of Mary on Sept. 28th.
Minnesota State plays at home next weekend and takes on Northern State Friday, October 19th at 3 p.m. and MSU-Moorhead on Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m.