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Tech soccer splits after Sunday OT loss

September 2, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Tiffany VanHaaften scored five minutes into overtime to lift Bemidji State to a 3-2 win over the Michigan Tech soccer team Sunday.

"Today was a hard fought battle and a tough loss for us," said Tech coach Michelle Jacob. "We had two very nice goals but unfortunately couldn't finish a few more of the opportunities we created. I felt we played a consistent game and was proud of how hard our girls worked from start to end."

The overtime defeat ended a weekend split after the Huskies defeated Minnesota-Crookston 1-0 Saturday.

Jessie Voeller opened the scoring for the Beavers Sunday with a goal in the ninth minute for the only goal of the first half.

The Huskies answered with a pair of goals in the second half. Lindsey Van Rooy scored in the 64th minute with a header off a cross from Janelle Riedl. Riedl scored the second goal for Tech off an indirect kick in the 79th minute.

Mary O'Brien tied the score at two for the Beavers in the 82nd minute.

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Jenna Phelps made seven saves in the loss for the Huskies.

Saturday, Amanda Whiting netted the only goal for the Huskies in the 81st minute with an assist from Van Rooy.

"Our girls played incredibly hard today, and we are excited to start the season off with a victory," said Jacob. "The hot temperature and fierce wind caused us problems throughout the game, and Crookston defended us very hard for all 90 minutes. At half time we asked the girls to focus more on playing the ball to feet which eventually created an opportunity for Amanda Whiting to get a shot off and find the back of the net."

Phelps made two saves to earn her first career win for Michigan Tech.

Tech will play at Green Bay Friday.



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