Erik Nelson


Minnesota splits series against Ohio State

No. 4 Ohio State (6-2-0, 3-1-0-0) defeated No. 3 Minnesota (6-1-1, 4-1-1-0) 3-2 on Saturday at Ridder Arena. Minnesota allowed three goals in a game for the first time this season. Goaltender Sydney Scobee lost her first game since joining the Gophers.

Gophers split final weekend of regular season

No. 21 Penn State (13-5-0, 9-2-0) defeated Minnesota (9-8-1, 5-5-1) 2-0 in a match between the past two Big Ten champions. Nittany Lions midfielder Kerry Abello scored twice as the Nittany Lions clinched the Big Ten regular-season title. 

Reigning Ms. Hockey makes impact for Gophers in freshman season

Growing up in Red Wing, Minnesota, center Taylor Heise and her family played basketball. One day, when Heise was in first grade, she received an invitation in the mail to an outdoor hockey game. That experience playing outdoors many years ago motivated her to stick to the ice permanently.

Anticipating and analytical: Maddie Castro hopes to cement legacy for Minnesota

In her freshman season, forward Maddie Castro didn't start in any matches. She didn't start her sophomore or junior seasons, either. Finally, on Aug. 17, in Minnesota's season opener against Utah, Castro started in her first career match. The next match on Aug. 19, Castro scored her second career goal and recorded an assist in the Gophers' 2-1 victory over Utah State.  

Late goal by Wisconsin shocks Minnesota

No. 22 Wisconsin (11-2-3, 5-1-3) defeated Minnesota (8-7-1, 4-4-1) 3-2 on Saturday. Badgers forward Lauren Rice scored the match-winning goal with 38 seconds remaining in regulation.