Gophers Edge Iowa State on the Road
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RECORDS: University of Minnesota (4-0-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten); Iowa State University (3-1-0, 0-0-0 ).
Sep 1, 2013
The University of Minnesota Women's Soccer team was able to edge past the Iowa State University Cyclones on the road Sunday afternoon. The Gophers improved to 4-0-0 on the season, while the Cyclones fell to 3-1-0.
The game featured two undefeated teams looking to continue their streak. The lone goal of the match was by Iowa State's Alyssa Willamson off a corner kick. Willamson touched the ball that went into the net resulting in an own goal to give the Gophers the advantage.
The Gophers were left without their leading scorer, Katie Thyken, after an injury in the first five minutes of play that took her out of the game.
GOPHER STAND OUT PERFORMANCES
Kristen Knutson was able to save the lone shot on goal by the Cyclone's Jennifer Dominguez.
This physical game lead to two yellow cards and a red card. The first yellow card was issued to Iowa State's Kourtney Camy in the 51st minute of play. In the next minute, Camy committed another foul, this time on Minnesota's Taylor Stainbrook, that lead to Camy receiving a red card. The Cyclones played down a player for the final 38 minutes of the match.
Head Coach, Stefanie Golan, on the first road game of the season...
"This was one of the ugliest games I've been a part of. I'm really proud of our girls fighting through the adversity and finding a way to close out a tough, physical Sunday afternoon game."
WHAT IS NEXT:
The Golden Gophers will host the U of M Gold Classic this coming weekend, Sept. 6 and 8. This tournament will feature Ole Miss, LSU and USC. The Gophers will take on LSU on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. as the second game of the tournament.
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