Gophers Fall in Big Ten Opener
Sept. 21, 2013
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RECORDS: University of Minnesota (7-2-0, 0-1-0 Big Ten); Indiana University (7-0-1, 1-0-0 Big Ten).
The University of Minnesota women's soccer team opened Big Ten play against the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday evening. The Gophers were unable to push past the unbeaten Hoosiers after they scored in the second half with 20 minutes left on the clock.
The Gophers improved their overall record to 7-2-0 on the season going into Big Ten play next weekend against Michigan and Michigan State. The Gophers are now 2-2 on the road after wins over Iowa State and Jacksonville and losses to Florida and Indiana.
The unbeaten Hoosiers are now 1-0 in the Big Ten.
GOPHER STAND OUT PERFORMANCES
Goalkeeper, Tarah Hobbs, has stepped up this season and played in six games. She has started the last five games and has 27 saves on the season. She was able to make nine of those saves in tonight's game against Indiana. Hobbs has settled into her position and is looking more confident each time she steps onto the field.
Head coach Stefanie Golan on tonight's match against Indiana...
Hats off to Indiana as they put forth a much better effort than we did tonight. The good news is, we have a lot of Big Ten season left and I have great confidence in my team that we will learn from this and get better moving forward. We are a very good team, but we didn't show it tonight.
WHAT IS NEXT:
The Gophers will travel for the third consecutive weekend as they head to Michigan to take on Michigan and Michigan State.
The first match of the weekend is on Friday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Michigan State University. The Spartans are currently 6-1-2 after a loss to Big Ten opponent, Nebraska, on Thursday evening. The Gophers will then travel to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan at 1 p.m. on Sunday. This game will be on the Big Ten Network. Michigan will open their 2013 Big Ten season against unbeaten Iowa tomorrow.
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