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RECORDS: University of Minnesota (6-0-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten); Ole Miss (4-1-1, 0-0-0 SEC).
Sep 8, 2013
The University of Minnesota Women's Soccer team finished the Minnesota Gold Classic on top as they defeated Ole Miss on Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.
The Golden Gophers were able to come away with the win after a full 90 minutes of battle left the score tied. Pentalties were a major factor in this match, as both teams earned their inital goals off of pentalty kicks. At the end of regulation time, the Gophers and the Rebels tied at one goal a piece. Then during the first overtime period, freshman Josee Stiever was able to knock one in for Minnesota to put them ahead 2-1 at the end of the game.
This win over Ole Miss allowed the Gophers to move to 6-0-0 on the season while the Rebels fell to 4-1-1.
GOPHER STAND OUT PERFORMANCES
Josee Stiever, a freshman from Cedarburg, Wisc., was able to notch in her third goal of the season during the first overtime period. This weekend Stiever was able to assist freshman Ashley Pafko on the game winning goal on Friday night, score the game winner in Sunday's afternoon match against Ole Miss and she earned the pentalty kick that allowed Katie Thyken to tie the game in regulation.
Junior co-captain, Katie Thyken, was able to even the playing field against Ole Miss as she scored on the pentalty kick earned by Stiever. This was Thyken's sixth goal of the season. Thyken also scored in the match on Friday night against LSU.
Head coach Stefanie Golan on today's match against Ole Miss...
Minnesota Gold Classic All-Tournament Team
Mandy Freeman - D/MF, Freshman, USC
Kayla Mills, F/MF, Freshman, USC
Samantha Sanders - D, Sophomore, Ole Miss
Rafaelle Souza - F, Senior, Ole Miss
Megan Kinneman - GK, Senior, LSU
Emma Fletcher - MF, Freshman, LSU
Tori Sample - D, Sophomore, LSU
Josee Stiever - MF, Freshman, Minnesota
Haley Helverson - F, Sophomore, Minnesota
Katie Thyken - MF, Junior, Minnesota
Becca Roberts - D, Junior, Minnesota
Offensive MVP - Katie Thyken, Minnesota
Defensive MVP - Megan Kinneman, LSU
WHAT IS NEXT:
The Golden Gophers will hit the road for the first of three weeks of traveling as they head to Florida to take on Florida on Friday, Sept. 13 at 6:00 p.m. and Jacksonville on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1:00 p.m. The Gophers look to defend their undefeated record on the road.
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