Wolfpack Women Stomp Gophers, 3-0
Nov. 4, 2001
Raleigh, N.C.--Sophomore Lindsey Underwood (Princess Anne, Maryland) scored twice for the NC State women's soccer team as the Wolfpack defeated the visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-0 at Method Road Soccer Stadium on Sunday. NC State finishes the regular season with an 8-9 overall record, while Minnesota drops to 5-12 overall.
Underwood put the Wolfpack on the board early with a goal at the 2:37 mark of the first half with a chip shot just over the oustreteched arms of Gopher goalkeeper Julie Eibensteiner to make the score 1-0. Sophomore Katherine Warman (Coquitlam, British Columbia) had her first of two assists on the play.
The match, though scoreless, would be quite testy for the next 80 minutes with four caution cards being handed out between the two teams.
Underwood broke through again at the 82:16 mark of the second half on a when she deposited a crisp crossing feed from Adrienne Barnes (Clemmons, North Carolina) into the lower right corner of the next for a two-goal Wolfpack lead.
The Wolfpack's last goal would have an international flavor as its two German natives connected on what would be the final margin. Sophomore Carmen Israel (Recklinghausen, Germany) slipped a pass to freshman Annika Schmidt (Welver, Germany) who then blasted a low, hard shot from 16 yards out into the right corner of the net for the goal in the 85th minute. Junior Erin Bushey (Biglerville, Pa.) had the first assist on the play.
In goal, junior Gretchen Lear (Springfield, Va.) posted her third shutout of the season, stopping three Gopher shots.
For the match, NC State oushot Minnesota 17-7 and held a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Wolfpack will travel to Winston-Salem on Thursday for a return match with the top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at 5:30 in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The Wolfpack scored twice in a 4-2 loss on Thursday to UNC, becoming only the second team to score more than once on the Tar Heels this season.
NC State 3, Minnesota 0
NC State 1 2-3
Minnesota 0 0-0
Shots- NCSU 17, Minnesota 7
Corner Kicks- NCSU 5, Minnesota 3
Saves- Minnesota 7, NCSU 3
Fouls- NCSU 14, Minnesota 17