No. 24 Beavers host Sioux Falls Thursday in lone action of weekend
Bemidji State Women’s Soccer puts four-match winning to test against Sioux Falls
The No. 24 Bemidji State University Women’s Soccer team puts its four-match winning streak and six-match unbeaten streak to the test Thursday night as the Beavers host University of Sioux Falls at Chet Anderson Stadium.
The Beavers (4-0-2, 2-0-0 NSIC) host the Cougars (0-4-0, 0-1-0 NSIC) for their lone match of the weekend and will kick-off at 6:00 p.m.
The match will be streamed live on NSICNetwork.com/bsubeavers, live stats available at BSUBeavers.com and a radio broadcast provided by Beaver Radio Network (FM 94.3).
Bemidji State brings a six-match unbeaten streak and four-match winning streak into Thursday night’s match at Chet Anderson Stadium.
After a two-week hiatus, the Beavers reentered the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 National Poll and enter the weekend as the No. 24 ranked team in Division II.
The Beavers are currently tied for the top spot in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings with six league points and is the lone NSIC team still unbeaten on the season.
The Cougars are tied for 13th in the standings and are looking for their first victory of the season.
Bemidji State leads the NSIC having scored 14 goals through six matches. It is tied for 18th in Division II.
BSU is second in the conference having only allowed two goals over six matches. It is tied for 15th in DII in goals allowed while its 2.00 scoring margin leads the NSIC.
The Beavers also lead the NSIC with 95 shot attempts and 45 shots on goal but their shot accuracy percentage of .474 is 10th in the league.
BSU has faced the fewest shots on target in the conference and have made just 15 saves but stand third with a .882 save percentage. The Beavers’ strong defense has been a factor for Frantzen seeing such few shots and is anchored by All-Region fifth-year senior Halle Peterson, senior Anna Breffle and freshmen Julia Freed and Megan Ko.
Junior goalkeeper Edie Frantzen has played every minute in goal for the Beavers and is tied for the fourth most in DII.
She has posted a 4-0-2 record between the posts and is third in the conference in save percentage (.882) and second in goals against average (.333).
She has allowed just one goal over the last five matches and is one of 12 keepers in DII with four shutouts.
Bemidji State’s offense has been powered by sophomore Katrina Barthelt. Through six matches, she has totaled a career-high 10 points off four goals and two assists.
She is coming off a weekend scoring a career-high five points (2g-1a) at Minnesota Crookston followed by scoring the game-winning goal against St. Cloud State for a seven-point weekend and was recognized as the NSIC Offensive Player of the Week.
She is tied for the conference’s lead in points (10) and is tied for second in goals (4) and assists (2).
Barthelt is also tied for seventh in DII with two game-winning goals.
She is followed by junior Maria Stocke who has three goals for six points and has scored a goal in back-to-back matches.
Bemidji State is 10-0-0 all-time against Sioux Falls in a series that began in 2012. The Beavers have out-scored the Cougars 28-3 in the all-time series.