Northwestern heads into the weekend fresh off a 2-2 draw at home against the No. 4 Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State took the initial lead, with Northwestern rallying back, 2-1. The Nittany Lions would tie it before the full 90 was finished. The Wildcats are the only team that has scored more than one goal on the Nittany Lions this season.
For her efforts over the weekend, Northwestern’s Ella Hase earned Big Ten Player of the Week accolades. She scored three goals, two of which were against Penn State.
The Boilermakers mark Minnesota’s final regular season game of the year. Despite not having a check in the win column in Big Ten play this season, Purdue picked up a point over No. 4 Penn State last Thursday in a 0-0 draw at Folk Field.
Overall, Minnesota leads the all-time series 16-8. The Golden Gophers have won 13 of their last 15 meetings with the Boilermakers.
Last Week Recap
The Maroon and Gold finished their final home weekend at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium with a win over Ohio State on Thursday and loss to Nebraska on Sunday. Despite the 1-1 final home stand record, Minnesota outshot its opponents 32-18.
Notably, the Golden Gophers have outshot every Big Ten opponent this season except for Wisconsin (11-12) and No. 16 Indiana (7-11).