EVANSTON, Ill. – Despite outshooting the Wildcats, 14-11 the University of Minnesota soccer team came up short against Northwestern 3-0 on Thursday night on the road at Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium.
The loss dropped Minnesota’s record to 6-6-4 overall and 2-5-2 in Big Ten action.
How it Happened
Megan Plaschko led Minnesota with four saves. The Golden Gophers registered 14 shots in the loss, four of them on goal. Khyah Harper led with 14 shots, Izzy Brown had two while four other Gophers had one. Minnesota faced 11 Northwestern shots, seven of them on goal.
- Plaschko collected four saves for the Golden Gophers out of 11 total Wildcats shots.
- Minnesota put four shots on goal.
- The Golden Gophers outshot the Wildcats, 14-11.
- Minnesota had two goals called back due to offsides.
- Khyah Harper led with 14 shots.
- Five other Gophers had at least one shot on goal.
“It was a tough result for our group,” said head coach Erin Chastain. “We had some really great chances early in the first half, and a lot of momentum. In the second half, I thought we did everything we could do, including scoring a couple of goals, and unfortunately sometimes calls don’t go your way.”
Minnesota travels to West Lafayette, Ind., to face the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday at 12 p.m. CT. The match can be streamed live on B1G+.