Gopher Soccer Recap #1

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August 24, 2014
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Gopher Soccer Recap #1: 8/22/2014 - 8/14/2014: The Golden Gophers Soccer Team start of the season in Florida, going 1-1 this weekend in games against Stetson and Florida State. #GIVEEVERYTHING

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Over the last 3 days the Gophers Soccer team played their first two games of the season, both in Florida. They crushed Stetson University's Hatters of the Atlantic Sun Conference 10-0 to start the season on Friday night, scoring 5 goals in each half. Today they took on the #2 ranked Florida State from the ACC and after a weather delay during the second half, they fell 4-1 to the Seminoles in a valiant effort.


STETSON HATTERS

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Three Gophers scored in their debut game as Gophers

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The Gopher Soccer teams hash tag for this season is #GIVEEVERYTHING and they certainly did on Friday night with the 10-0 win over Stetson. They Gophers didn't waste any time when a shot by #4 Olivia Schutlz (SR / Fwd) put the Gophers up 1-0 in the 1st minute of play. Perhaps the most impressive outing was by #2 Simone Kolander (SO / Fwd\Mid) who had two goals (on 4 shots) and 4 assists. Three Gophers scored in their debut game as Gophers, they were:

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Listen to Coach Golan's post game reaction here.

Read the official gophersports.com recap.


FLORIDA STATE

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The Gophers played a terrific first half, only letting in one score ( #19 Williams at 33') and scoring one of their own.

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The Gophers left everything on the pitch but in the end proved no match for the #2 Seminoles, falling 4-1. The weather in Tallahassee, FL was certainly a factor, requiring mandatory water breaks at the 25 minute and 74 minute plus a long weather delay during the second half. The Gophers played a terrific first half, only letting in one score (#19 Williams at 33') and scoring one of their own. The Gophers score was by #18 Ashley Pafko (SO / Def) on another assist by #2 Simone Kolander (SO / Fwd\Mid). 2013 B1G Goalkeeper of the year #00 Tarah Hobbs (SO / GK) performed well the entire game but faced the a storm of offensive talent from FSU eventually giving up 3 more goals (#21 Bakowska-Mathews @ 47', #13 Grubka @67', and #7 Brynjarsdottir @74') but had 10 saves on the day.

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Read the official gophersports.com recap.


UP NEXT


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#PACKELR


The Gophers return home and have their home opener on Friday, August 29th at 7:00 pm CST vs. Marquette. Next Sunday, August 31st, they follow that up with a game against South Dakota State University at 1:00 pm. They want you to come and #PACKELR.


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