The Minnesota Daily

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Exclusive membership just 13 points away

January 24, 2007

The group of 1,000-point scorers in Minnesota women's basketball history is about to add one more to the club. Senior guard Kelly Roysland needs 13 points to reach 1,000, which would make her the 17th...

Defensive changes lead to Gophers’ win

January 22, 2007

The Minnesota women's basketball team is back on the winning track after a trio of atypical events during Sunday's game. And with the image of a buzzer-beater loss at home all too clear in their minds,...

Late comeback not enough

January 19, 2007

An 18-point deficit was simply too much for the Minnesota women's basketball team to overcome Thursday night in Champaign, Ill. The Gophers fell to Illinois 64-54 after shooting 30 percent from the floor...

Officials say loss to South Dakota State should have been a Minnesota win

January 18, 2007

What should have been the Minnesota women's basketball team's 12th win of the season will remain a loss in the record book. The Women's Basketball Officiating Consortium, which are in charge of the officials...

Big Ten season just one game away

December 13, 2006

The Minnesota women's basketball team has a week of practice and one final nonconference game to prepare for Big Ten play. The Gophers are in the middle of a 13-day break from competition, but after North...

Poor shooting leads to Gophers loss

December 11, 2006

;AMES, Iowa - After upsetting No. 25 Nebraska last Tuesday, the Minnesota women's basketball team headed to Iowa State with some momentum, but Iowa State slammed the door on that in a hurry. With the Gophers...

Another Big 12 foe for Gophers

December 8, 2006

The Minnesota women's basketball team is coming off a win against No. 25 Nebraska and is headed to Ames, Iowa to take on its second straight Big 12 opponent. The Gophers matchup against Iowa State is their...

Minnesota comes away with road win

December 6, 2006

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Minnesota women's basketball team beat a ranked team for the first time since Jan. 25, 2006 with its win over No. 25 Nebraska on Tuesday. In their first non-neutral road game of the...

Gophers ready for three road games

December 5, 2006

The Minnesota women's basketball team will be playing a few feet closer to the ground than usual as it moves away from the friendly confines of Williams Arena. The Gophers begin a stretch of three straight...

Record run leads Gophers past helpless Cougars

December 4, 2006

Minnesota's women's basketball team won its third straight game as it embarrassed Chicago State on Saturday night. up next Nebraska WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday WHERE: Lincoln, Neb. The Gophers obliterated Chicago...

Ellis-Milan leads Gophers past Borton’s old team

December 1, 2006

A career night from freshman center Ashley Ellis-Milan, a dominant rebound performance and a good night on the free-throw line was the winning combination for the Minnesota women's basketball team. The...

Borton’s former team comes to Williams Arena for a date with Gophers

November 30, 2006

After a third-place finish in Arizona over Thanksgiving weekend, the Minnesota women's basketball team will once again return home. The Gophers take on Vermont today at 7 p.m. at Williams Arena. This game...

Gophers win two of three over weekend

November 27, 2006

If Thanksgiving is considered a time for relaxation and leisure, the Minnesota women's basketball team missed the memo as it played three games in four days over the long holiday weekend. up next Vermont WHEN:...

Minnesota trying to rebound from year’s first loss

November 22, 2006

The first loss of the year for the Minnesota women's basketball team highlighted weak spots for the Gophers. Tonight's game against Creighton will be the first opportunity to see if any improvements have...

Tollackson has career game in home loss

November 22, 2006

Despite a solid performance from a player not expected to start on Tuesday, the Minnesota men's basketball team was unable to get a victory against Iowa State. Both teams were able to overcome significant...

Gophers fall to Middle Tennessee in championship game

November 20, 2006

The Minnesota basketball women's basketball team was unable to extend its streak of six straight home tournament titles as it was dealt its first loss of the year by Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raiders...

Gophers will try for seventh tournament title

November 17, 2006

Coming off a record six straight titles in its own early season tournament, the Minnesota women's basketball team will go for seven this weekend. The Gophers will host the Subway Classic at Williams Arena...

Ohm clutch again as Gophers beat Charlotte

November 15, 2006

What looked like it was going to be another easy win for the Minnesota women's basketball team quickly turned into the first real challenge of the year for the young Gophers. Minnesota, however, was able...

Minnesota will go for two straight wins against Charlotte

November 14, 2006

The Minnesota women's basketball team has quieted a lot of skeptics after an impressive start to the season. A win against the defending Atlantic 10 co-champions could silence the rest. The Gophers will...

Gophers win season-opener against Northern Iowa

November 13, 2006

After sophomore guard Emily Fox's opening basket, the Minnesota women's basketball team never trailed against Northern Iowa as it cruised to an opening day win. up next Princeton WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday WHERE:...

Minnesota’s regular season begins

November 10, 2006

After two blowout exhibition victories, the Minnesota women's basketball team is about to get its first real challenge of the season against Northern Iowa. The Gophers will start their five-game home stand...

Gophers destroy Winona State in exhibition game

November 2, 2006

A lot of questions loomed over the head of the Minnesota women's basketball team going into its first exhibition game of the year. After a dominating night, a lot of those questions might be clearing up. The...

New faces on display in Gophers’ opening exhibition

November 1, 2006

The Minnesota women's basketball team will take the court tonight for the first time since five players bolted from the team last spring. The Gophers will see their first competition of the year from Division...

Minnesota picked to finish near the bottom of the Big Ten

October 31, 2006

As the preseason No. 9 team in the Big Ten, the Minnesota women's basketball team has a lot of room to move up this season. Coach Pam Borton said she hasn't seen her team ranked this low since her tenure...

Gophers started the season strong but wound up last in the conference

October 31, 2006

A season that began with one of the best starts in school history ended on Friday as Minnesota's soccer team fell 4-1 to Ohio State, finishing the year with wins in just two of its last 11 games. The Gophers'...

Minnesota will try to end a disappointing season with win over Ohio State

October 27, 2006

The Minnesota soccer team will have one last opportunity to redeem itself after a rough Big Ten season. The Gophers are headed to Columbus to take on Ohio State for their final game of the season tonight...

Hood’s aggressive, competitive nature on field seems to clash with major

October 26, 2006

Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Hood is described by her teammates as one of the most aggressive and tough leaders on the team, as well as the best artistic dancer. Hood has been known as a very vocal player...

Postseason hopes gone after weekend

October 23, 2006

After another scoreless weekend for the Minnesota soccer team, postseason play is out of the question. The Gophers battled Michigan to a 0-0 double-overtime tie on Friday while dropping Sunday's game to...

Minnesota has must-win games against Wolverines and Spartans

October 20, 2006

The Minnesota soccer team finds itself in a do-or-die situation in its final weekend of home games this season. The Gophers will take on Michigan tonight at 7 p.m. and follow up with Michigan State on...

Transfer deals with going from starter to reserve

October 18, 2006

From 34 starts as a freshman and sophomore at Iowa State to one start as a junior at Minnesota, midfielder Renee de St. Aubin has had some adjustments to make. De St. Aubin, a native of Stillwater, started...

Loss to Penn State hurts Gophers’ postseason plans

October 16, 2006

Inability to score goals in conference play once again plagued the Minnesota soccer team as it fell to No. 11 Penn State. The Gophers salvaged a split this weekend after falling 1-0 to the Nittany Lions...

Crucial weekend for Minnesota’s Big Ten Tournament chances

October 13, 2006

Coming off its first Big Ten win of the season, the Minnesota soccer team has no easy assignment against No. 11 Penn State. Tonight's game against the Nittany Lions will be the only Big Ten game for the...

Inexperience partly to blame for Gophers’ sluggish Big Ten play

October 12, 2006

The Minnesota soccer team has learned a lot of lessons this season, most of them the hard way. The Gophers started the season on a 6-1-1 tear, before the start of Big Ten games. But conference play has...

Gophers beat Hawkeyes to notch first Big Ten win

October 9, 2006

After five consecutive losses against Big Ten opponents to open conference play, the Minnesota soccer team has its first victory. The Gophers lost their fifth straight game on Friday to No. 10 Illinois...

McCarthy’s play helps improved defense

October 3, 2006

In her third game this year, junior defender Hailey McCarthy earned her first yellow card of the season as she took down an opponent in the heat of play. Her "hard and rough" style of play has taken the...

Gophers still without a conference victory

October 2, 2006

The Minnesota soccer team's best start since 1995 was abruptly interrupted as soon as Big Ten play began. The Gophers dropped their first pair of Big Ten home games this weekend, with losses to Northwestern...

After two losses, Gophers return home

September 29, 2006

After dropping its first two Big Ten games of the season, the Minnesota soccer team returns home this weekend in search of its first conference win. The Gophers play Northwestern at 7 tonight and will...

Dare and Turner dominant in goal

September 28, 2006

While most teams struggle to find one good goal keeper, the Minnesota soccer team is struggling to decide which one of its Big Ten-leading goal keepers to start. Redshirt sophomore Lindsey Dare and freshman...

Minnesota drops first two Big Ten games

September 25, 2006

The Minnesota soccer team dropped its first two Big Ten games this weekend after its best start since 1995. The Gophers lost both games 1-0, the first to Indiana on Friday and then again to No. 25 Purdue...

Gophers open Big Ten season with best record

September 22, 2006

In the midst of its best start in 11 years, Minnesota soccer opens Big Ten play this weekend. The Gophers (6-1-1) will travel to Indiana to play the Hoosiers today and then to West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday...

Injury helps Fruci become a better player

September 20, 2006

For one athlete, an injury the summer before what was supposed to be her freshman year turned into what she calls "a huge plus." Elena Fruci, a redshirt freshman forward on Minnesota's soccer team, tore...

Home tournament yields a pair of victories

September 18, 2006

Playing at home for the first time since school started, the Minnesota soccer team won both its games in the Gopher Invitational to take home the tournament title. The Gophers shut out No. 30 Dartmouth...

Gophers return home to host tourney

September 15, 2006

Minnesota's soccer team is returning home for the first time since school began. The Gophers (4-1-1 overall) will host the Gopher Invitational today and Sunday. Minnesota plays Dartmouth (2-2-0 overall)...

Injury doesn’t deter Wagner

September 12, 2006

After a 10-day stay in the hospital for a collapsed lung this summer, sophomore Kaitlin Wagner has made a full recovery and is working to make a statement on the soccer field this fall. The midfielder...

Minnesota continues strong start out East

September 11, 2006

Minnesota's soccer team is coming home undefeated after its first road trip of the season. The Gophers took their offensive attack to Providence, R.I., for the Brown Classic and finished the weekend with...