Nov. 15, 2013
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RECORDS: University of Minnesota (11-8-2); Texas Tech University (18-2-2)
LUBBOCK, Texas - The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher soccer team finished its 2013 season with a loss to Texas Tech on the road in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In the first half, the Gophers could not contain Texas Tech's Jessica Fuston and Janine Beckie who scored in the 9th minute and the 32nd minute, respectively. Late in the second half, Beckie found the back of the net again for her 11th goal of the 2013 season. The Gophers were not able to come back from the three goal deficit and went on to be defeated by Texas Tech, 3-0.
The 3-0 victory for Texas Tech allowed the Red Raiders to record its 17th shutout on the season as well as add another win to its most successful season in program history. The Gophers end the season with the loss to the Red Raiders, and finish with a record of 11-8-2.
GOPHER STANDOUT PERFORMANCES
Taylor Stainbrook was able to notch the lone shot on frame for the Golden Gophers. She ends the season with three goals and three assists, while playing in all 21 of the Gophers' matches in 2013.
Goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs proved to be a true fighter, as she took two hard hits in the match against Texas Tech. She was determined to stay in the goal for the Gophers and recorded five saves on the game. She ends the 2013 season with 123 saves, landing her in the Minnesota record books as she sits third in saves in a season in program history.
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
Gophers Trio Named to All-Great Lakes Region Team
Beal, Kolander and Stiever have been named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team by the NSCAA.