Squires scores game winner against Michigan State

Minnesota has won three straight games

Dominic Davis

The Gophers earned a 2-1 win at Michigan State Thursday afternoon.

Senior forward Josee Stiever played a through ball to set up junior forward Sydney Squires in front of goal in the 80th minute.

Stiever left Squires with only the goalie to beat. Squires rolled it in to give No. 15 Minnesota the 2-1 lead.

Minnesota (12-3-1, 6-1-1 Big Ten) got on the scoresheet first. Sophomore midfielder Molly Fiedler crossed the ball to junior forward Kellie McGahn who converted the chance to give the Gophers an early lead. It was McGahn’s second goal of the season.

Michigan State (5-9-1, 2-6-0 Big Ten) responded with a goal of their own late in the first half when sophomore Michaela Kovacs finished a chance provided by junior Madison Duncan.

The Gophers continue to show their depth. Without sophomore forward April Bockin in the lineup, Minnesota is still creating chances and scoring goals.

Minnesota were creating more scoring chances than Michigan State. The Gophers took 18 shots in the game compared to Michigan State’s seven shots.

The Gophers will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. to face the Wolverines (9-3-2, 5-2-1 Big Ten) on Sunday.