Nov 15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers mascot Goldy performs against the Tennessee State Tigers at Williams Arena. The Gophers defeated the Tigers 72-43. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
It was a big weekend for University of Minnesota sports as the football team defeated New Mexico State 44-21. Meanwhile on campus, the women’s volleyball and soccer teams won their respective tournaments.
The Gopher women’s volleyball team won the Diet Coke Classic on Saturday by defeating Duke three sets to zero and senior middle blocker Tori Dixon was named tournament MVP. The win improves their record to 7-0 on the season.
Over at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium, the Gopher women’s soccer team defeated Ole Miss, 2-1, on Sunday by scoring a goal in the 97th minute of overtime to win the Minnesota Gold Classic. Four Minnesota players were named to the All-Tournament team including Katie Thyken, who was named offensive MVP of the tournament. The win improves the team’s record to 6-0-0.
Following this weekend’s action, the football, volleyball, soccer and cross country teams remain undefeated.
In Other News…
- The Gopher football win didn’t come without injuries to key players. Defensive end Alex Keith suffered an injury to his hand, which head coach Jerry Kill believes he may have broken. Defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun also suffered a left knee injury.
- The Minnesota Twins have called up former Gophers pitcher Cole De Vries. De Vries graduated from Minnesota in 2006 and hails from Eden Prairie, Minn. He was named to the second team All-Big Ten in 2006 and has been with the Twins organization since leaving the Gophers.