Women’s Soccer eyes regular season’s end with final road trip
BSU Women’s Soccer travels to Concordia-St. Paul and No. 18 Minnesota State
The Bemidji State University Women’s Soccer team hits the road for the final time this regular season and will travel to Concordia University-St. Paul and No. 18 Minnesota State University, Mankato for a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference matches.
The Beavers (8-2-5, 6-2-3 NSIC) look to bounce back after a 0-1-1 weekend against Augustana University and Wayne State College. The weekend kicks-off Friday, Oct. 27 with the Beavers at the Golden Bears (7-6-2, 5-4-2 NSIC) at 7 p.m., and then concludes Sunday at 1 p.m., against the No.18 Mavericks (9-2-5, 7-1-4 NSIC).
Both matches will be streamed live on NSICNetwork.com/bsubeavers.
The 2023 regular season is coming to an end for the Beavers as just three matches remain.
Bemidji State is locked in a tight battle for home playoff positioning in the NSIC standings and sit third in the conference with 21 league points.
The top four teams in the conference earn a home match in the first round of the NSIC Women’s Soccer Tournament Monday, Nov. 6 with the highest remaining seed hosting the semifinal and championship match the following Friday-Sunday.
St. Cloud State University leads the conference with 28 points and two matches remaining with Minnesota State in second with 25 points and two matches also remaining.
The Beavers sit third with 21 points and three matches remaining while Northern State University and Augustana are right on their heels with 20 points and each have three matches to play.
The third seed and eighth seed in the tournament are currently separated by just four points with three times tied for the final spot in the playoffs with 17 points.
Bemidji State leads the NSIC with 26 goals this season while ranking second in the league with just nine goals allowed.
The Beavers are also tied for the lead league with 69 corner kicks taken and have allowed the fewest shots on its goalkeeper with just 44 shots on goal allowed.
Sophomore Katrina Barthelt leads the Beavers and is tied for the conference lead with nine goals and tied for second with 20 points.
Barthelt is followed by junior Maria Stocke and freshman Madeline Davey who have each tallied eight points with Stocke second on the team with four goals.
10 different Beavers have scored a goal for Bemidji State this season.
Junior goalkeeper Edie Frantzen has played every minute in between the posts for the Beavers this season and has posted an 8-2-5 record. She is second in the NSIC with a .600 goals against average and seventh in save percentage (.795).
The Beavers have posted the second most shutouts in the conference (7) and are behind DII leaders Minnesota State (12).
Bemidji State is 14-10-2 all-time against CSP.
The Beavers are 4-14-4 all-time against the Mavericks.