HIGHLIGHTS: Jacks Bottled Up By Buffalo On The Road

Two goals from long range in the first half were enough for Buffalo to stifle Bemidji in a 2-0 loss for the Lumberjacks on the road Thursday evening in a matchup of two Section 8AAA girls soccer sides.

Possession was difficult to come by early on for Bemidji, a theme that would continue throughout the night. Despite being limited to shots from outside the 18-yard box, the Bison still captured the lead in the 16th minute when a pass over the top of the Jacks’ defense by Leah Halderson bounded in over the head of goalkeeper Kiera Nelson.

A more conventional–but spectacular–second goal followed from Buffalo’s Olivia Luc in the 35th minute with a strike from 30 yards away that beat Nelson up high.

The Lumberjacks worked their best chance midway through the second half on a sweeping move that ended with Lily Paquette shooting a first-time chance inside the box over the bar.

Morgan Myers posted six second-half saves in goal for the Lumberjacks, though she needed help from the post to ensure that Buffalo did not add to the lead during more spells of creating chances.

The Lumberjacks drop to 2-3-1 with the loss, their second straight game against a Section 8AAA opponent after defeating Moorhead 2-1 on Tuesday.

Postgame interview with Bemidji head coach Logan Larsen: