Minnesota Gophers Stun 7th-Ranked Penn State

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The Minnesota Gophers women’s soccer team pulled off a huge upset today, defeating 7th-ranked Penn State 1-0 in Minneapolis.  It was just the fourth victory all-time against Penn State. The Nittany Lions are the 15-time consecutive defending Big Ten champions and held a record of 10-1-1 (4-0 Big Ten) coming into the match.

A goal by sophomore Haley Helverson in the 16′ was all that was needed by Minnesota, who improved to 9-3-1 (2-2-1 Big Ten) overall this season. The win was important for Minnesota in their pursuit of a Big Ten Tournament berth. Eight of the 12 teams will advance to the conference tournament.

                   Big Ten        Overall
Team Record   Pts. Record  
Penn State  4-1-0  12  10-2-1
Nebraska  4-1-0  12  9-3-1
Michigan  3-1-1  10  9-2-1
Wisconsin  3-1-1  10  8-2-2
Indiana  3-2-0  9  10-2-1
Purdue  3-2-0  9  8-4-1
Minnesota  2-2-1  7  9-3-1
Iowa  2-3-0  6  10-3-0
Ohio State  1-2-2  4  7-3-3
Illinois  1-3-1  4  6-5-2
Michigan State  1-4-0  3  7-4-2
Northwestern  0-5-0  0  2-9-2
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