Aug. 8, 2012
Under the helm of new coach Stefanie Golan, the University of Minnesota showed that they wouldn't miss a beat this season as they defeated South Dakota State, 4-0, in a preseason exhibition match.
The Golden Gophers took an early advantage as they notched the go-ahead goal within the first five minutes of the match when redshirt junior Steph Brandt notched a goal. They would continue to bombard the Jackrabbits in the first period as they tallied two more goals from freshman Haley Helverson and last year's Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Taylor Uhl.
In the second half, Minnesota again jumped on SDSU early as sophomore Taylor Wodnick netted the fourth goal of the match for the Gophers.
The Maroon & Gold would hold the Jackrabbits scoreless the remainder of the match to complete the shutout.
The Gophers take the next week to train before their actual first match of the season against national-ranked Florida State. The No. 4 Seminoles come to Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Friday, August 17 for a nightcap at 7 p.m.
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