Aug. 22, 2014
BOX SCORE (PDF): Minnesota 10, SU 0
RECORDS: University of Minnesota (1-0-0, Big Ten Conference 0-0-0); Stetson University (0-1-0, Atlantic Sun Conference 0-0-0)
The University of Minnesota women's soccer team kicked off the 2014 season with a 10-0 victory over Stetson University on the road.
The Gophers controlled every aspect of the game notching 19 shots with 13 on target while holding the Hatters to just 4 shots. Only two of those four shots were on target. The ten goals spanned from the first minute to the last with five in each half.
The victory gives sophomore and reigning Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, Tarah Hobbs, her first shutout of the season. She had 2 saves in the Minnesota win.
Minnesota now looks ahead to Sunday's battle as they match up against the No. 2 ranked team in the country, Florida State. The Gophers will play in Tallahassee on Sunday afternoon at noon CST.
GOPHER STAND OUT PERFORMANCES
The newcomers had an outstanding night as McCloskey and Squires as well as Julianna Gernes scored goals in their Gopher debut. Squires had two goals on the evening, well on her way to the top of the Gophers leaderboard. Gernes matched up with Taylor Wodnick in the final minute to lift the Gophers to double digits.
Senior Olivia Schutlz got the game started for the Maroon and Gold as she found an opportunity to put the Gophers on the board in the 1st minute of play. Schultz went on to score another goal as she paired up with Kolander in the 8th minute of play.
Sophomore Simone Kolander had another impressive evening as she tallied two goals and four assists for the Maroon and Gold. The standout sophomore had four total shots on Friday evening's game.
Junior Jen Larrick had a shining Gopher moment, scoring her first goal in the Maroon and Gold, despite having eight shots last season.
The Gophers were seeing double as Kolander, Squires and Schultz all scored two goals in the rout of the Hatters.
Kolander and Squires tied for most shots in the game with 4.
WHAT IS NEXT:
The Maroon and Gold will face their toughest test of the season as they travel to Tallahassee on Sunday afternoon. The match kicks of at noon CT.
Gophers Top B1G in Final RPI
Minnesota soccer is ranked No. 20 in the final NCAA RPI, highest among Big Ten Conference.
Beal Named NSCAA All-American
Minnesota's Rashida Beal has been named a Second Team All-American by the NSCAA.
Kolander Named Senior CLASS Award All-American
Senior forward Simone Kolander has been named a First Team Senior CLASS Award All-American