LOGAN, Utah - Utah State soccer (3-1-1) will play its sole competition of the week on Friday, Sept. 8, as it takes on Minnesota (3-1-2) at 6 p.m. (MT).
Utah State fans can follow Friday’s match in a variety of online formats. The match will be streamed live on BTN2Go online, though a subscription is required to view. Live stats will be provided through GameTracker. Links to each option will be posted on the Utah State soccer social media pages before the start of the match.
Minnesota welcomes the Aggies with a 3-1-2 record. The Gophers have played the majority of their preseason games at home, most recently hosting the Minnesota Classic. The team went 0-1-1 in the tournament, falling to UC Santa Barbara (1-0), before topping Providence (1-0) in double overtime. Minnesota returns seven starters and 19 total letterwinners from a year ago. Senior forward Sydney Squires guides the Gopher offense, leading the Big Ten with five goals on the year. Kailee Sharp and Maddie Nielsen have split time in the net, tallying a combined 10 saves while allowing three goals. Stefanie Golan is in her sixth season as the head coach at Minnesota, where she has an overall record of 64-35-14.
Friday will mark the first-ever meeting between Utah State and Minnesota.
For the Aggies, freshman midfielder Ashley Cardozo is the leading scorer, netting three goals so far this season, while senior forward Wesley Hamblin leads with two assists. Senior Sara Cobb leads the goalkeepers with 24 saves and three goals allowed over the year, earning a 0.56 goals against average.
Fans can follow Utah State soccer on Twitter, @USUSoccer, on Instagram, @USUSoccer, as well as on Facebook, at /USUSoccer. Aggie fans can also follow Utah State Athletics on Twitter, @USUAthletics, on Instagram, @USUAthletics and on Facebook at /USUAthletics.
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