Women's Soccer Preps for Northwestern Minnesota heads to Evanston for a Friday showdown with the Wildcats.
The Minnesota women's soccer team heads to Evanston, Ill. this Friday for a Big Ten showdown with Northwestern. BigTenNetwork.com will broadcast the game live in high definition online with a 7 p.m. CST start time.
Last Time Out Minnesota (10-5-3 overall, 2-4-2 Big Ten) played a pair of double overtime games last weekend in its regular-season home finale. A scoreless tie was spoiler on Friday night against Michigan when the Wolverines scored with 27 seconds left in the second overtime period to give the Gophers a 1-0 loss. Minnesota salvaged a conference point on Sunday in its home finale against Michigan State in a 1-1 double overtime tie. Senior Molly Rouse tallied for the Gophers -- giving the midfielder her team-high 16th point of the season.
The Series Friday's game marks the 20th meeting all-time between the Gophers and the Wildcats. Minnesota holds a 12-6-1 record against its conference opponent and picked up four-straight wins over Northwestern including a 1-0 overtime win at home last season. The Gophers are 5-2-0 all-time at Northwestern.
Follow the Action Friday's game at Northwestern will be broadcast live at BigTenNetwork.com (subsciption required). You can also follow the game on Gophersports.com with live stats and a running game blog.
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Next Up Minnesota closes out the regular season next weekend with a Friday night matchup at Indiana. The season finale is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start time.
Scouting the Wildcats Northwestern has had eight days off since last beating Iowa 3-0 last Thursday. The win snapped a five-game winless streak for the Wildcats, who had only scored two goals in the drought -- going 0-4-1 during the span. The Wildcats are led by freshman forward Kate Allen, who has tallied 13 points (six goals, one assist) this season. Allen is the only Northwestern player to reach double digits so far this season with senior midfielder Jennifer Baumann sitting second on the squad with seven points (three goals, one assist) in 2010. Senior goalkeeper Carolyn Edwards is Northwestern's everyday netminder -- appearing in all 16 games and averaging one goal against. Edwards has made 56 saves in 2010 and has pitched three shutouts. Northwestern is coached by fifth-year coach Stephanie Foster (Northwestern, 1998).