November 12, 2007

Fall Sports Roundup (minor sports)

Volleyball - What started out as a promising year for the gopher women's volleyball team hasn't lived up to the expectations. One season removed from being within 1 game of the Final Four this young team has struggled through the Big Ten season and currently sits in 4th place with an 8-8 record. The season is not yet finished. If the gophers beat those who they should beat and lost to Wisconsin they will likely finish 11-9 in conference play.

Men's Cross Country - Currently ranked #15 in the country the gopher men qualified for the NCAA meet with a 2nd place finish at the regional. They also ran well in the Big Ten meet finishing 2nd as well.

  • Fr - Hassan Mead (pictured right) - 2nd place at Big Ten meet, 2nd place at NCAA Regional with 4th fastest time in school history.
  • Chris Rombough - 4th place at Big Ten and NCAA Regional meets.
Women's Cross Country - Big Ten Champs, NCAA Regional Champs! Currently #6 in the country the gopher women will attempt to improve on their 2006 - 11th place finish at the NCAA meet.

Women's Soccer - an average season (5-5 in Big Ten) was highlited by a 1-0 double overtime victory over 8th ranked and eventual Big Ten Champ Penn State. This was PSU's only loss in conference play. The gopher women played a roster that essentially loses 1 player to graduation. This should be a solid team in the near future.
  • Jr - Kelsey Hood - 2nd Team All Big Ten
  • Fr - Molly Rouse - All Freshman team
  • Fr - Katie Bethke - All Freshman

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