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Gophers head coach Erin Chastain celebrates her first win with the program in their first match of the season against Baylor on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Analyzing Gophers soccer head coach Erin Chastain’s first year

by Michael Lyne
Published November 3, 2021
Chastain led the Gophers to their second undefeated non-conference record (4-0-3) in program history and the first since 2008.
Khyah and Sadie Harper pose for a picture in their Gophers soccer uniforms.

‘[We] wouldn’t trade it for the world’: The Harper sisters and their journey to Gophers soccer

by Michael Lyne
Published October 26, 2021
In their two seasons together at North Branch High School, the Harper sisters combined for 104 goals and 70 assists in the 34 matches when they both played.
Sophomore Sophia Boman fights for possession of the ball in a match against Nebraska on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer shutout 2-0 against Nebraska in their season finale

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 24, 2021
The Gophers closed out their 2021 campaign with back-to-back shutout losses and finished the season with an 8-6-3 record.
 Freshman Lauren Donovan fights for possession of the ball in a match against Rutgers on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer shutout 1-0 against Iowa

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 21, 2021
The Gophers’ loss marks the first time they have been shutout in Big Ten play this season
Graduate student Makenzie Langdok celebrates her second goal of the season with her teammates in a match against Illinois on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer holds off Northwestern en route to a 1-0 shutout victory

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 17, 2021
Graduate student Makenzie Langdok scored the match’s lone goal, marking her third goal this season and second in back-to-back contests.
Senior McKenna Buisman celebrates her first career brace with teammates Sophia Boman and Lauren Donovan in a match against Illinois on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer dominates Illinois en route to a commanding 5-0 shutout win

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 15, 2021
Senior McKenna Buisman earned her first career brace as she now has four goals in her last four matches, starting as a forward.
Sophomore Christa VanLoon fires the ball upfield in a match against Penn State on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer loses 3-2 against Purdue, concede three goals in the second half

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 10, 2021
The sophomores got it done for the Gophers. Sophia Boman scored her fourth goal this season, while Christa VanLoon scored her first.
Senior Patricia Ward jumps for joy after scoring her first goal this season, which would eventually be the match-winning goal against Penn State on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer dominates Penn State 4-1, get back in the win column

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 3, 2021
Senior Patricia Ward scored her first goal this season and had one assist along the way.
Senior McKenna Buisman celebrates her first goal of the season with senior teammate Delaney Stekr in a match against Rutgers on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer loses 2-1 against Rutgers, drops back-to-back matches for the first time this season

by Michael Lyne , Sports Reporter
Published October 1, 2021
Senior McKenna Buisman’s first goal this season marked the Gophers’ lone goal
The Gophers huddled up in a match earlier this season against Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Gophers soccer loses 2-1 against Michigan State, drops their second match this season

by Michael Lyne, Sports Reporter
Published September 26, 2021
Michigan State’s MJ Andrus scored the match-winning goal with just six minutes remaining.