Oct. 12, 2013
BOX SCORE (PDF):
RECORDS: University of Minnesota (9-4-1, 2-3-1 Big Ten); Penn State University (3-9-1, 1-5-0 Big Ten).
The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher soccer team fell to Big Ten opponent Northwestern, 1-0, at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Illinois.
The Gophers were unable to rally after Northwestern University scored two unanswered goals to pick up their first Big Ten win of the year.
The Gophers were outshot 19-6 as the Wildcats were able to pick up two goals. The first was scored by Katie Landgrebe nearing the end of the first half. Then, in the 79th minute, Addie Steiner was able to tally her first career goal for the Wildcats off of Allen. Allen had two assists for Northwestern.
With the 2-0 loss to Northwestern, the Gophers move to 9-4-1 on the season and 2-3-1 in Big Ten Play. The Wildcats pick up their first Big Ten win and move to 3-9-2 and 1-5-0 in the conference.
GOPHER STAND OUT PERFORMANCES
Despite the outcome, freshman goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs racked up another seven save game for the Golden Gophers. Hobbs, with 62 saves on the season, was leading the Big Ten in save percentage and saves per game before the contest with Northwestern. Hobbs was able to combat the 19 shots with 9 of them being shots on goal.
Last weekend, Hobbs performance earned her Big Ten honors. This is her third consecutive game with seven saves for the Gophers.
The Gophers will return home to Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium for the last home two-game weekend of the regular season. The Gophers will host Iowa on Friday evening with a slated 7 p.m. kick off. The Gophers will then host Nebraska for Senior Day on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Promotions for those games are below:
Friday, Oct. 18 - Iowa - 7 p.m. - Purchase Tickets
Dads & Daughters Day $15 package:
2 tickets to Oct. 18 Gophers vs. Iowa game
1 Minnesota Soccer Scarf
1 Minnesota picture frame magnet
1 Dad & Daughter picture together
*Note: There is a limit of 30 packages available for purchase. Visit mygophersports.com to purchase this package.
Sunday, Oct. 20 - Nebraska - 1 p.m. - Purchase Tickets
Senior Day: Come out and support your seniors at one of their last games as a gopher!
High School Day: All high school teams interested in attending the game please submit your rosters to Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org (by Oct. 17 at 4pm) in advance to get in for Free.
HopeKids Day: The Gophers welcome all HopeKids families out for Gopher Soccer!
Girl Scouts Day $10 package:
1 ticket to the game
1 candy & soda voucher
1 Girl Scouts patch & goodie bag
Postgame autograph session with the team
For more information on how to purchase this package call the ticket office at 1-800-U-GOPHER (1-800-846-7437)
U of M Student Day: Free Minnesota Soccer Scarves to first 200 students in attendance. Free admission with U-card
Faculty/Staff Day: Gophers invite all Faculty and Staff to their game to show their support. Call the ticket office for more information on how to get tickets.
Goldy’s Kids Club Day: All Goldy’s Kids Club members are invited to attend today’s game and will receive gopher soccer goodie bags!
@GopherSoccer on Twitter
Golden Gopher Soccer on Facebook
Freshman Spotlight: Nikki Albrecht
Incoming freshman Nikki Albrecht joins the Gophers from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
BTN Soccer Schedule Released
Gopher soccer will have three conference games broadcast on the Big Ten Network this season.
Alum Parkhill Signs with FC Kansas City
Former Gophers goalkeeper Cat Parkhill has signed a contract with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League.