Gopher women’s soccer upsets No. 7 Penn State

University of Minnesota senior captain MacKenzie Misel running past teammates at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

University of Minnesota senior captain MacKenzie Misel running past teammates at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

The Gopher women’s soccer team continued their strong play this season by upsetting No. 7 Penn State, 1-0.

The win on Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium was the first time Minnesota has beaten Penn State in six seasons. It was also the second time this season the Gophers have defeated a ranked opponent. They beat No. 13 Michigan two weeks ago in Ann Arbor.

The victory is especially sweet because Penn State had previously been undefeated in the Big Ten. The NCAA championship runner-ups from last season have only lost two games this year.

As for Minnesota, the win improves their conference record to 2-2-1 and 9-3-1 overall. They’ll face a slate of Northwestern, Iowa and Nebraska next.

In Other News…

Former Gopher basketball stars Lindsey Whalen and Janel McCarville led the Minnesota Lynx to a victory in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. The two starters combined for 11 rebounds, nine assists and 10 points in Minnesota’s 84-59 win over the Atlanta Dream.

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