Hobbs sets new shutout record, Stiever scores twice in 3-0 victory

Tarah Hobbs now has 28 shutouts as a member of the Gophers.

Junior Midfielder Josee Stiever dribbles the ball at the Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday where the Gophers tied the University of Michigan 0-0 in overtime.

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Junior Midfielder Josee Stiever dribbles the ball at the Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Sunday where the Gophers tied the University of Michigan 0-0 in overtime.

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Thursday was a special night for Minnesota senior goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs. She set a program soccer record for shutouts as she recorded her 28th as a member of the Gophers.

No. 17 Minnesota (10-3-1,4-1-1 Big Ten) also put on an impressive second half scoring display in their 3-0 win over Iowa (7-7-0,1-5-0 Big Ten).

Stiever opened the scoring in the second half for Minnesota assisted by senior captain and forward Simone Kolander. She dribbled through tight spaces in the box and found herself right in front of goal.

In the closing minutes of the match, Minnesota put the game far out of reach with goals from senior midfielder Josee Stiever and senior forward Simone Kolander in the 86th and 88th minute.

Stiever capitalized on a layoff pass from sophomore Molly Fiedler and shot the ball with power for her second goal of the night.

Kolander shot a rocket of her own after receiving a through ball from sophomore forward April Bockin.

It was a solid comeback for the Gophers as Iowa and Minnesota went into halftime tied 0-0.

The rain really started picking up in the second half, but the Gophers toughed it out and were able to create good scoring chances.

Kolander has scored 10 goals this season and Stiever has seven after tallying two tonight.

Minnesota returns to action Sunday at home against Nebraska at 2 p.m.