The University of Minnesota (1-0-1, 0-0-0 B1G) secured it's second shutout in as many matches on Sunday afternoon at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium with a 0-0 draw against the University of Illinois - Chicago. Megan Plaschko, along with the Gophers back line, allowed just four shots with only one on frame to secure the clean sheet.
"Sunday matches are arguably the hardest in college soccer," Chastain said. "We are disappointed in the result today, but there are still bright spots with our group. Defensively we were organized and we were tough. We generated some really nice chances in the run of play that hopefully now our next step will be capitalizing on those."
Bummed at the loss.On a hot, sunny day in West Lafayette the Gophers carried a 2-0 lead into the half against #25 Purdue. Minnesota went into a defensive shell after the break but was unable to fend off the Boilers. The Gophers gave up a spectacular own goal for the second Purdue score. And the Boilers sealed it by nailing a goal with about 4 minutes remaining. 3-2 Purdue.
Here's Minnesota's second goal:
Going into a defensive shell is a good way to end up losing.
While I was watching, it seemed to me that there was a reasonably strong wind favoring Purdue in the second half. Even Plaschko's goal kicks were short of midfield.Bummed at the loss.
The only thing your team using the “prevent defense” does is prevent YOUR TEAM from winning.