BEAVER MENS HOCKEY
Friday…Bemidji State 6, Alaska-Fairbanks 2
The Beavers and Nanooks exchanged goals in the first period before the Beavers got the next five. Alaska added a final power play goal late in the game. The Beavers outshot Alaska 32-18 in the game and Michael Bitzer made 16 saves.
Charlie O’Connor—Goal, Assist
Kyle Baumann—2 Unassisted Goals
Phillip Marinaccio—Goal, Assist
Gerry Fitzgerald—2 Goals
Zach Whitecloud—2 Assists
Saturday…Bemidji State 3, Alaska-Fairbanks 1
The Beavers got a goal in each period, while the Nanooks got their goal in the 2nd. Shots were close…23-22 in favor of the Beavers. Michael Bitzer was 21 of 22 in goal for Bemidji State.
Charlie O’Connor—Goal, Assist
Brendan Harms—Goal, Assist
Gerry Fitzgerald—2 Assists
The Beavers are now 8-2-0, 8-0-0 for 24 points in the WCHA. They lead Minnesota-Mankato by 9 points and that’s where they will be this weekend. Gametime will be 7:07 both nights.
Minnesota Moorhead 42, #23 Bemidji State 41
Plenty of Offense on both sides of the ball, as the Beavers racked up 508 total yards and the Dragons had 493. The Beavers, trailing 42-35, moved the ball downfield in the final drive, getting some big receptions, including a huge play on 4th and 37 with :58 left. Jordan Hein connected to Vince Dinkel who lateraled to Juwaan Howard. Howard took it down to the Dragon 17 for a first down. Hein hit Dinkel again in the end zone for a touchdown to get it to 42-41, but the extra point attempt hit the upright and bounced out. The Beavers couldn’t get the onside kick and the Dragons hung on for the win.
Jordan Hein—14 of 24, 275 yards…2 TDs, 3 Ints….26 yards rushing, TD
Tahi Nomane—17 carries, 100 yards…2 TDs
Gina Adams—14 carries, 84 yards…TD
Blake Holder—5 catches, 129 yards…TD
Vince Dinkel—3 catches, 60 yards…TD
The Beavers give up the Battle Axe, fall to 7-3 and most likely are out of the running for an NCAA tournament bid. They’ve got one final game, Saturday, when they host Minnesota-Crookston at 1pm.
The silence on Beaver Head Coach Jeff Tesch’s paid leave has lifted. In an interview with the Bemidji Pioneer, Tesch reveals what led to the leave prior to Week One. He says he reacted to music being played at practice and in saying he didn’t want that kind of music playing at practice, he quoted the lyrics, which contained a racial slur. That offended a number of players, which led to the current situation. Rather than further trying to capsulize here, you can read the entire article by the Pioneer’s Joe Bowen here: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4152632-coach-says-racial-slur-led-his-leave-absence-tesch-says-he-hopes-healing-after-incident
BEAVER WOMENS SOCCER
#2 Minnesota-Mankato 3, #3 Bemidji State 0
The Mavericks dominated play, outshooting the Beavers 8-1. They opened the scoring on a free kick in the first half, and added a pair of goals in a seven minute span of the second.
The Beavers finish the season with a record of 14-4-2. They had a record number of players named All-NSIC this year with seven. Sarah Stram, Christine Szurek, and Raquel Thelen were all named First Team, while Catherine Arneson, Bayley Ertl, and Miranda Famestad earned Second Team honors, and Rachael Norton was Third Team All NSIC. In addition, Coach Jim Stone was named NSIC Coach of the Year, and Szurek was named Defensive Player of the Year.
BEAVER WOMENS HOCKEY
Saturday…#1 Wisconsin 5, Bemidji State 0
Beavers were outshot 39-22 as the Badgers notched a goal in the first and two each in the second and third.
Sunday…#1 Wisconsin 6, Bemidji State 0
Beavers were outshot 41-14. The Badgers got 2 in the first, 1 in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd.
The Beavers have now lost 6 in a row, and are 4-7-1 (2-7-1 in the WCHA). They’ll host the Minnesota Whitecaps in a pair of exhibition games this weekend. 7:07 Friday, and 3:07 Saturday.
Friday…#6 Winona State 3, Bemidji State 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-20)
Jess Yost—11 Kills
Amanda Tronick—11 Kills
Shelby Haney—25 Assists
Saturday…Upper Iowa 3, Bemidji State 2 (23-25, 25-21, 25-22,17-25,15-10)
Jess Yost—24 Kills, 22 Digs
Amanda Tronick—21 Kills, 18 Digs
Shelby Haney—57 Assists
Emma Hallmann—29 Digs
The Beavers are 7-20 and 3-15 in the NSIC. There is one more weekend left. The Beavers will be at Minnesota State-Mankato Friday night at 7pm, and at #1 Concordia-St. Paul Saturday at 4pm.
LUMBERJACK BOYS & GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
The Lumberjack Boys Cross Country team finished 5th out of 16 teams at the State Cross Country meet at St. Olaf in Northfield. Wayzata won the championship. Isaac Berg led the Jacks, finishing in a tie for 9th out 173 runners.
Sadie Hamrin was 83rd in the Girls race.
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Section 8A Championship…
Stephen-Argyle 3, Win-E-Mac 0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-16)
Section 7A Championship…
#1 Cook County 3, #4 Deer River 0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-16)