The Minnesota Daily

All content by Monica Wright

For Gophers’ Engstrom, it’s always little things

December 13, 2000

As the Minnesota women's hockey team woke up at 4 a.m. to catch a plane back to Minneapolis Monday morning, inconsistency was on their minds. After all, it was the reason they hadn't gotten home on Sunday,...

Women’s hockey gets crack at No. 1 Dartmouth

December 8, 2000

After winning the national championship last March, the Minnesota women's hockey team got used to being on top. And all the baggage that comes with it. "Being the defending champions means everyone is...

Women’s hockey continues WCHA domination in wins, awards

December 7, 2000

In an awards sweep comparable to that of the "Titanic" Oscar domination, the Minnesota women's hockey team stole the show for the second week in a row as the WCHA honored two more Gophers for outstanding...

Renewed offensive punch leads Gophers past Beavers

December 4, 2000

In a WCHA season that shows Minnesota isn't part of a two-team league anymore -- the Gophers were beaten by an unranked team and Wisconsin came within one point of overtaking first place -- last weekend's...

Gophers stay out of box and fill nets to secure sweep

December 4, 2000

For the first time this season, the normally physical Minnesota women's hockey team had a penalty-free game Saturday night against Bemidji State at Mariucci Arena. According to junior Tracy Engstrom, the...

Beavers up next for women’s hockey team

December 1, 2000

After Minnesota's win over Wisconsin solidified its first place lead in the WCHA conference by three points, it would seem the Gophers could start getting comfortable in the role of league leader. And...

Back on track, women’s hockey team tops in WCHA, third nationally

November 30, 2000

After what would be defined in "Muzzy-speak" as a shaky start to the season, senior and last year's national goal-scoring leader Nadine Muzerall was honored as the WCHA's player of the week for her four...

Womens hockey still in first after win, tie on road

November 27, 2000

Before either Minnesota's (9-2-1, 8-1-1 WCHA) or Wisconsin's (9-3-2, 6-2-2 WHCA) women's hockey teams took the ice last weekend, it was pretty clear who the winner was. Kenny Rogers. The Gambler had the...

Muzerall comes back with vintage performances

November 27, 2000

Last February, when senior Nadine Muzerall was leading the nation in goals, power play goals, power play points and game-winning goals, she had an easy way of dealing with the attention. She ignored it. "In...

Border battle weekend for hockey

November 22, 2000

This weekend, while the rest of us are thinking about turkey and pumpkin pie, the Minnesota women's hockey team (8-2-0,7-1-0 WCHA) will be focused on an entirely different kind of food, one known to cause...

Women’s hockey assistant steps down to head back to school

November 20, 2000

For the second time this season the Minnesota women's hockey goaltenders are facing a loss in goal. Only this time there's little hope for a replacement. The Gopher's goalie woes began last spring when...

Clarke already beginning to follow in Muzerall’s footsteps

November 17, 2000

Minnesota women's hockey coach Laura Halldorson knew she wanted La Toya Clarke on her team the moment she saw her play. The only problem: Clarke was several years away from even considering a collegiate...

Muzerall back on track after missing early games due to injuries, suspension

November 16, 2000

After missing as many games as she had played, senior Nadine Muzerall wasn't having the sequel she hoped for after last season's record breaker. Looking back at the end of Minnesota's championship year,...

Retooled Bulldogs no match for Gophers in weekend sweep

November 13, 2000

After two solid 4-0, 8-0 shutout wins against rival Minnesota-Duluth this weekend, Gophers senior Ambria Thomas was sick of answering the same question: Was it any different taking on the defending WCHA...

Women’s hockey ready for in-state showdown

November 10, 2000

After dominating the WCHA conference since its inception four years ago, the Minnesota women's hockey team was consistently one of the top programs in the country, as well as the strongest team in the...

Zambonis end hockey weekend

November 9, 2000

After losing 3-2 to second-ranked Brown on Saturday, the Minnesota women's hockey team had one thing on its mind: defeating Harvard on Sunday. But the zambonis had something else in mind. After both machines...

Zamboni woes mean Gophers must wait extra day to defeat Harvard

November 7, 2000

An already bizarre season got a little stranger for the Minnesota women's hockey team this weekend when they traveled east to take on Brown and Harvard. Let's check the facts: First, the defending national...

Women’s hockey loses, has Harvard rematch cancelled due to ice condidtions

November 6, 2000

Despite outshooting Brown 38-32 and leading for much of the game, the Minnesota women's hockey team couldn't repeat its national championship win over the Bears Saturday, losing 3-2 in overtime. Fourth-ranked...

Gophers head East for championship game rematch

November 3, 2000

If the Minnesota women's hockey team thought the 2000-2001 season would be spent reveling in its championship title, the schedule had something else in mind. This weekend the Gophers make the first of...

Women’s hockey returns Muzerall to starting lineup

November 2, 2000

After missing two weeks of hockey action, senior forward and last year's national point-scoring leader Nadine Muzerall is ready to return to the ice. Muzerall was first sidelined with a concussion sustained...

Young goaltenders steal spotlight in battle of in-state rivals

October 30, 2000

With the women's hockey season just three weeks old, coaches and veteran players alike figure it will take time for the freshmen to get accustomed to playing at the college level. Rookies get short shifts...

Women’s hockey rebounds with sweep of Mankato

October 30, 2000

After the Minnesota women's hockey team suffered a disappointing 4-2 loss to Ohio State last Sunday, Minnesota State-Mankato became the unfortunate victim of a team out for vengeance. The Gophers beat...

Women’s hockey looking for much-needed win at Mankato

October 27, 2000

Watching the Minnesota women's hockey team suffer a devastating loss at the hands of Ohio State University last weekend, it was hard to believe you were watching the defending national champions play. And...

Minnesota misses Muzerall on ice and on scoreboard

October 26, 2000

Last weekend's 4-2 upset of the defending national champion Minnesota women's hockey team by Ohio State left a lot of questions on the minds of players and fans alike. The most important of which seemed...

Women’s hockey

October 23, 2000

Hell has officially frozen over in the WCHA. With both defending National Champions Minnesota and defending WCHA champions Minnesota-Duluth toppled by teams with losing records last year, the message was...

Much-improved WCHA greets Gophers with early loss

October 23, 2000

With three years of 11-0 wins, easy domination of almost all in-state teams and two month-long winning streaks, it would be easy to blow off Minnesota's 4-2 loss to a second-year program like Ohio State. Afterall,...

Women’s hockey faces Buckeyes

October 20, 2000

Something strange is going on in the WCHA. The teams are ... winning. Of the seven teams in the conference, only St. Cloud State -- swept by Minnesota last weekend -- has yet to win a game. For the Gophers,...

Women’s hockey ranked second in nation after season’s first week

October 19, 2000

If a first-ever NCAA tournament this season and six new teams created since Minnesota's inception in 1997 are any indication, women's hockey is growing faster than one of Nadine Muzerall's slapshots. Further...

Another split keeps Minnesota alive but slims post-season play chances

October 16, 2000

Just as Glen Mason and the Gopher football team are entertaining thoughts of the Rose Bowl, the Minnesota (7-7 overall, 4-4 Big Ten) soccer team's chances of post-season play are becoming significantly...

Women’s hockey opens with two wins against improved St. Cloud

October 16, 2000

The Gophers women's hockey team both began their WCHA season and ended their dominating WCHA legacy in the same weekend. Though the Gophers swept St. Cloud State 4-1, 5-4 the series proved a stark contrast...

Soccer team hopes domination continues

October 13, 2000

Despite much-improved fortunes, senior Erin Holland is dreading this weekend's match against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee -- and it has nothing to do with their imposing 3-0 Midwestern conference...

Lee fills big sister’s shoes as scorer for soccer team

October 12, 2000

For most soccer players, the number on the back of their jersey is nothing more than a way to identify them on the field and tally team statistics. But for freshman Kecia Lee, it's a target -- for expectations,...

Soccer sweeps pair of road matches

October 9, 2000

A turnaround, even late in the season, is always welcome. And for the Gophers soccer team, with just four regular season games left on its schedule, it's been long overdue. Last weekend, coach Barbara...

Redmon rebounds after fumble to carry rushing load

October 9, 2000

Looking at the statistics from Minnesota's 34-9 preseason win over Baylor three weeks ago, Tellis Redmon's name is conspicuously absent after the first half. After fumbling the ball early against the Bears,...

On the road again not good news for soccer team

October 6, 2000

Just when the Gopher soccer team's luck seems to be turning around, they are forced to face a long-running team curse: road games. Of the six games it has played on the road this season, Minnesota (2-3...

Chimko takes unusual vacation with Minnesota soccer team

October 5, 2000

When All-American javelin thrower and track and field co-captain Nicole Chimko decided last spring she needed a break from her first sport, she went straight to Barbara Wickstrand. Neither a travel agent...

eekend split still positive for low-scoring soccer team

October 2, 2000

After more than two weeks and 352 game minutes without a goal, the Minnesota soccer team finally ended their three game scoring slump this weekend with a 2-0 win over Ohio State. Had the goal been five...

ions present large challenge for struggling soccer team

September 29, 2000

In every sport, every team in the Big Ten has a strong conference rival no one expects them to beat, even at their strongest. For football it's Wisconsin, for hockey it's North Dakota, for basketball,...

Varying answers regarding Minnesota soccer woes

September 28, 2000

Two weeks ago, the Gopher soccer players were all smiles. They had just beaten Iowa 5-1 after losing two consecutive games to seemingly sub-par non-conference teams. Then, it appeared the team was out...

occer struggles continue against weather, Michigan

September 25, 2000

After their game Friday against Northwestern was cancelled due to the threat of lightning, a black cloud followed the Gophers north to Michigan where they dropped a 4-0 game to the Wolverines on Sunday. Despite...

occer looks to stop see-saw season

September 22, 2000

If revenge is a dish best served cold, the Minnesota soccer team will settle for lukewarm. This weekend the Gophers return to Evanston, Illinois, and the demons that still haunt them -- in the form of...

ophers to host women’s hockey championship

September 20, 2000

Long ago, Minnesota was declared the hockey capital of the United States. And though the home of American hockey is no longer Minnesota's Iron Range, the Twin Cities will host another hockey milestone...

Soccer stumbles against Illinois

September 18, 2000

Call it a rollercoaster. Call it the inevitable result of a new coach and a new system. Call it whatever you like, but don't claim to understand. Minnesota trounced Iowa but lost to Illinois this weekend,...

Spikers stay undefeated in winning home tournament

September 18, 2000

As if cruising to an easy championship in their home invitational wasn't enough, the Gophers volleyball team set several records as they improved their record to 11-0 over the weekend. The tournament began...

eeling soccer team looks to get on the ball

September 15, 2000

Things don't always go the way one plans. Just ask coach Glen Mason and the Minnesota football team. But the Minnesota gridders were not the only Gophers team left shaking their heads following an unexpected...

Scoring Seidl sparks revamped soccer offense

September 14, 2000

Minnesota's soccer team starts every pre-game warm-up wearing shirts reading "do or do not, there is no try." Senior Laurie Seidl takes the message to heart. Through one strong homestand and a weak road...

Kickers seek aggressiveness, consistency on the road

September 8, 2000

Heading into their first road games and last non-conference series, the Gophers kickers are planning to clean up their game and add some wins to their record before the Big Ten opener against Iowa next...

Women’s soccer sees wins with new coach

September 5, 2000

After losing eight letter-winners and a coach, the Gophers soccer team might feel more like a fledgling program instead of team entering its eighth season. For new coach Barbara Wickstrand, it's the perfect...

Brock Lesnar signs onto WWF

August 21, 2000

The biggest rumor circulating around campus the past couple of months is now a reality. Brock "The Rock" Lesnar is ready to be a professional wrestler. Lesnar, the 2000 NCAA heavyweight champion and Minnesota...

Synchronized swimmer to coach in Switzerland

August 21, 2000

At a Big Ten school that has 22 varsity sports with more than 500 participants, it's easy to understand how an individual athlete could feel like a mouse. But when you're an athlete in a club sport, especially...