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Dan Gannon Fills Us In On BSU Beavers Women's Soccer advance to the Sweet Sixteen

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Bemidji State senior Maggie Cade (22) controls the ball during the first half against Central Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Chet Anderson Stadium.Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer

In overtime during the NCAA Tournament, and playing in the biggest game in Chet Anderson Stadium history, and with the score tied 2-2 against Minnesota State, and with a "Let's go Beavers!" chant echoing out -- and so, so much more -- Maria Stocke’s game-winning goal sent a euphoric shock through the Bemidji State women’s soccer team.

Longtime volunteer Dan Gannon joined us to talk about the stellar BSU Women's Soccer team.

Beavers advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament!!

The No. 24 Bemidji State University Women's Soccer team advanced to its second consecutive NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Sweet Sixteen after defeating No. 12 Minnesota State University, Mankato 4-2 in the second overtime Sunday evening at Chet Anderson Stadium.

It is just the second time in the program's 27-year history that the Beavers advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament and the first time in program history they are hosting the third and fourth round.

It was a back-and-forth match between the top two teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference as each team surrendered at least one lead in the game.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.