Soccer drops two Big Ten road games by 1-0 counts

Minnesota women’s soccer team lost its second consecutive match by a 1-0 score today, this time to Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. The Gophers (5-3-0, 0-2 Big Ten) fell to Purdue by a 1-0 score in Friday evening’s Big Ten opener.

Indiana (4-2-1, 1-0-1) tallied the game-winner in the 35th minute as Kate Kastle chipped the ball over Minnesota goalkeeper Karli Kopietz from 10 yards out. Lisa Techlenburg was credited with the lone assist.

The Gophers were out-shot in the match 10-8, including a 7-6 shots-on-goal advantage for IU. Minnesota and Indiana played the typical, foul-laden Big Ten match with the teams combining for 38 fouls, 23 of which going to the Hoosiers. IU also led in the corner kick department with a 4-3 edge.

Junior forward Rachael Roth was held without a point for the second- straight game for the first time this season. The native of Wayzata, Minn., had entered the weekend on a five-match point-scoring streak. Roth did, however, manage two shots on goal in the match vs. the Hoosiers.

Kopietz made six saves in the loss, dropping her record to 5-3-0 for the season. IU’s Shaunna Daugherty picked up the shutout win for the Hoosiers.

Coach Barbara Wickstrand said senior defender Meghan Jones hurt her ankle in Sunday’s match but should play this weekend.

Captains named

minnesota’s men’s hockey team has selected its captains for the upcoming 2002-03 season. Junior Grant Potulny will serve as captain, while senior Nick Anthony and junior Paul Martin will be assistant captains. The Golden Gophers open their season Oct. 12 against Ohio State at the Xcel Energy Center.

Potulny, an assistant captain last year, was named MVP of the 2002 Frozen Four after scoring three goals in the two games, including the game-winner in overtime in the NCAA Championship game vs. Maine. A native of Grand Forks, N.D., Potulny led the nation with 16 power-play goals as a freshman and leads all Gophers with 37 career goals.

Anthony is a three-year letterwinner for Minnesota and had a career-high 18 points last season despite missing 19 games due to injury. A native of Faribault, Minn., Anthony returned to the Gopher lineup late last season and collected 10 points in his first seven games back.

Martin, a native of Elk River, Minn., established himself as one of the premier defenseman in the nation a year ago. He earned second-team All-WCHA honors as a sophomore and finished fourth in the nation among blueliners with 38 points. Martin was a second-round NHL Draft pick of the New Jersey Devils in 2000.

Bingle named coach

matt Bingle has been hired as Minnesota’s new assistant women’s track and field coach. Bingle, formerly an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan, will coach the Gopher sprints, hurdles and jumps corps. He will begin his duties on Oct. 1.

“Matt is one of the finest young coaches in the country,” said coach Gary Wilson in a release. “His work ethic and enthusiasm are unbelievable. We needed a coach who could hit the ground running on many fronts and Matt fits the bill perfectly. We are thrilled to have him join our coaching staff.”

Bingle, a Fulton, Ind., native, spent the last five years (1997-2002) at Eastern Michigan as an assistant coach of both the Eagles’ women’s cross country and track and field teams. He was the head recruiting coordinator of the programs and oversaw meet management. During his tenure at Eastern Michigan, Bingle helped the Eagles to the 2000 Mid- American Conference Indoor Track and Field title, as well as four other conference runner-up finishes. He coached 16 athletes to Mid-American titles and 83 athletes to all-conference acclaim.

Prior to accepting the position at Eastern Michigan, Bingle spent one season (1997) as an assistant men’s and women’s coach for cross country and track and field at California-Irvine.

Bingle entered the coaching ranks at Northern Arizona, where he served as the Lumberjacks’ men’s and women’s graduate assistant coach for cross country and track from 1995-97. In his first season at NAU, Bingle helped the Lumberjacks to a runner-up finish at the 1995 NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championships.

Bingle attended Ball State and began his collegiate track career as a walk-on decathlete on the Cardinal team. He went on to earn a scholarship and become an two-time All-Mid-American Conference hurdler.