Gophers take down OSU for the first time in seven years

Nicole Tommerdahl

After falling 2-0 to Penn State on Friday, Sunday’s game against Ohio State was a different story for the Gophers. Minnesota got on the board in the 17th minute against the Buckeyes with a goal from Wagner. It was the earliest the Gophers have scored since Sept. 5. “We wanted to try and score as soon as we could,” Kaitlin Wagner said. “Our attack was a lot better today. We finished our chances.” Wagner and Rouse both tallied goals in Sunday’s victory, which kept the Gophers at second place in the Big Ten. Gophers head coach Mikki Denney Wright said Sunday’s victory was had a huge impact on the senior class. The Gophers have not beaten Ohio State since 2001. “It’s really hard to win on the road in the Big Ten,” she said. “This is a huge road win for our team.” The Gophers will host Wisconsin and Northwestern at home next weekend, the series a lead-in for their last three games of the season. The Big Ten tournament will take place Nov. 6 through the 9. Expect to see the Gophers there.