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Bailey picking up boards

Minnesota head coach Marlene Stollings challenged her regular guards before the season to record six-plus rebounds per game to make up for the loss of center Amanda Zahui B., who led the team in rebounding last year.   Senior guard Mikayla Bailey answered with a team-leading 13 rebounds 

Gophers defeat SDSU

The Gophers soccer team beat South Dakota State University 5-0 on Friday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Banham ready for comeback season

Rachel Banham said she can’t wait to hear her name echoing through Williams Arena again when the Gophers open their season on Friday against Wofford.

Minnesota defeated by Illini at home

The Gophers soccer team ended its regular season with a 3-1 loss to the Fighting Illini at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Wednesday. Neither team scored in the first half in a game played with constant s

Gophers find balance on their back line

A more balanced defense on the back line has helped the Gophers soccer team to limit its opponents’ scoring this season.   Minnesota (11-4-3, 6-3-1 Big Ten) has outshot and outscored opponents by a combined 31-11 and 222-169 this season, respectively.

Fiedler opens up pitch for Minnesota

Gophers freshman midfielder Molly Fiedler said she started the season hoping to just make the travel team and play as many minutes as she could.   But Fiedler has started all 17 games so far this season for No. 19 Minnesota (11-3-3, 6-2-1 Big Ten), exceeding her own expectations.   “I just wanted to make the biggest impact I could,” Fiedler said.

Minnesota falls out of first place

The Gophers soccer team lost and tied during its weekend series at home, losing 1-0 to Michigan State University Thursday and tying 0-0 against the University of Michigan