Minnesota was back in action for the first time since the Big Ten Match Play. It traveled down to Houston to play in a golf-dual meet against the Cougars. Minnesota lost to Houston in the head-to-head battle on Saturday. The Gophers had a total score of 382, while the Cougars had a score of 357.
Minnesota lost 4-3 to Washington State and got the victory 7-0 over Eastern Washington in Pullman, Washington.
The Gophers weekend was highlighted by freshman Vlad Lobak's first career doubles victory on Sunday. With his partner, Eli Ogilvy, the pair won 6-2 in the No. 3 doubles spot and finished off the sweep in the doubles portion of the match.
The Gophers beat St. Cloud State to move on to the semifinals of the WCHA playoffs.
The Gophers extended their unbeaten streak against St. Cloud State to 40 games on Friday night. The Gophers entered the first weekend of the WCHA playoffs knowing that if they lost to St. Cloud State in this round, they would run the risk of missing the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006-2007. The No. 3 seed Gophers (21-10-3) beat No. 6 seed St. Cloud State (8-19-5) 5-1 in game one of the WCHA first round of playoffs at Ridder Arena.
Chuck Merzbacher was the women’s tennis coach at Minnesota for five years and, in his last two years for the Gophers, he coached his daughter, Caitlyn Merzbacher. Caitlyn Merzbacher, now a junior, has gone 9-1 in singles matches in her first year without her father at the helm. She has more than doubled her victory total from her first two years at Minnesota. She also plays with Mehvish Safdar in the No. 1 doubles spot, where they have gone 8-2 this year.
Sophomore forward Lindsay Agnew scored two first period goals off of two assists from fellow sophomore linemate Taylor Williamson the last time the Gophers took the ice against the Huskies.
In the Big Ten action of his career, the Shakopee, Minnesota native, Jackson Allen, put his stamp on the border battle by clinching the victory for Minnesota. Minnesota (4-3) beat Wisconsin (5-5) 5-2 on Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota (7-3) dropped both matches against Missouri (9-1) and Memphis (6-3) by a score of 4-3 in Columbia, Missouri on Friday and Saturday.
The Gophers were swept by Wisconsin for the second time this season.