Sept. 19, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - A week after shutting out a pair of top-ranked teams, the 21st-ranked Brown women's soccer team (2-2-1) came out on the other end of a shutout, falling to Minnesota, 2-0, in its first game of the Minnesota Gold Classic. With the victory, the Golden Gophers (9-0-0) have now won nine straight games to open the season, including seven shutouts.
The Bears were outshot, 24-9, for the game, including a 10-4 margin in shots on goal, as Minnesota scored all it would need for the win in the 11th minute of play. Lindsey Schwartz, who leads the Gophers with five goals on the season, put Minnesota up, 1-0, at 10:08, hitting the upper corner from 20 yards out.
Just 15 minutes later, at 25:28, Kaitlin Wagner scored her second of the season on a free kick from about 25 yards out to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Minnesota finished the first half with an 11-5 edge in shots, including a 6-2 margin in shots on goal.
The second half was more of the same for the Bears, with the Golden Gophers earning a 13-4 advantage in shots, 4-2 on goal. Minnesota also earned significantly more corner kicks than Brown, posting an 11-2 advantage.
For the game, junior Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA) recorded eight saves, while Minnesota's Lindsey Dare posted a season-high four.
The Bears return to action at the Minnesota Gold Classic on Sunday afternoon when they take on Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 10:30 a.m. CT. In the earlier game on Friday, the Panthers (7-1-1) defeated Boston University by an identical, 2-0, score.