Gophers play to first draw of the season against Penn State

Senior captain Simone Kolander scored her eighth goal of the season in the game and now leads the Big Ten.

Gophers forward Simone Kolander drives the ball against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sept. 25, 2015.

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Gophers forward Simone Kolander drives the ball against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sept. 25, 2015.

Dominic Davis

The battle between No. 10 Minnesota (6-2-1) and No. 16 Penn State
(4-2-2) finished level at 1-1 after double overtime at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie
Stadium Friday.





Minnesota was creating more opportunities the first half and outshot Penn State 8-2.

Penn State freshman keeper Amanda Dennis made four saves to prevent
Minnesota from taking the lead. Dennis recorded six saves by the end of the night.

The score was 0-0 going into halftime.

In the 59th minute, junior Megan Schafer scored to
give Penn State the lead.

Minnesota responded quickly. Less than two minutes after conceding
senior Simone Kolander headed in a ball played from sophomore April Bockin’s
corner kick.

That was Kolander’s eighth goal of the season. She
currently leads the Big Ten in goals.

Penn State attacked Minnesota’s goal more than in the first half.

They outshot Minnesota 9-8 and forced Minnesota senior goalkeeper
Tarah Hobbs to make four saves in the second half. Hobbs finished the game with five saves.

Great goalkeeping kept the game time 1-1 at the end of
regulation and neither team was able to grab the win in overtime. After two
scoreless overtime periods, the game finished 1-1.