Erik Nelson


Gophers split weekend matches

After four consecutive shutouts, Nielsen allowed two goals as Minnesota (7-5-1, 3-2-1) lost to Rutgers (7-1-4, 3-0-2) 2-1 in double overtime on Sunday. 

Minnesota earns four points during Michigan road trip

Forward April Bockin scored the match-winning goal in the 105th minute as Minnesota (6-4-1, 2-1-1) defeated Michigan (6-5-0, 2-2-0) 1-0. It was Bockin's fourth goal of the season. Midfielder Molly Fiedler recorded an assist.

Trio of freshmen give Minnesota more offensive options

At the end of last season, Minnesota lost forwards Sydney Squires and Julianna Gernes, its two top scorers in 2017, as they both graduated. To replace Squires and Gernes, head coach Stefanie Golan has used three freshman forwards in all seven matches this season: McKenna Buisman, Megan Gray and Patricia Ward. 

Minnesota shuts out North Dakota State to end losing streak

Minnesota (4-3-0) shut out North Dakota State (1-3-0) 4-0 on Friday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium, ending the Gophers' three-match losing streak. Three players scored for the Gophers: forwards April Bockin, Makenzie Langdok and defender Nikki Albrecht. Minnesota had not scored more than two goals in a regular-season match since beating Illinois 4-0 on Oct. 15, 2017. 

Minnesota begins season with three wins, then three losses

As the sun cast a bright glow on the grass at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday, Minnesota (3-3-0) took No. 1 Stanford (4-0-0) to overtime before losing 2-1. Stanford’s Sam Hiatt scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick in the 94th minute.