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Reviews and Previews for Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, and much, much more! Gopher Volleyball, Soccer, Cross Country, Softball, Swimming, and Rowing!

Last weekend may have been a bye week for the Gopher Football team but it was a busy weekend for all of the non-revs! Unfortunately the Gopher teams had some mix results last weekend and I’ve had a busy week this week, so this won’t go into as much depth as I would like.

Volleyball

VB at the Sports Pavillion

VB at the Sports Pavillion

Review

Going into last weekend the Gophers were ranked #18 with a 11-2 (B1G 1-1) record.

Game 1: 10/1/2014 @ #16 Illinois

The Gophers loss this game in 3 straight sets but the second set went an amazingly long time (22-25, 30-32, 19-25). Read the official Gophersports recap here.

Game 2: 10/5/2014 @ Northwestern

Like the Illinois game, The Gophers loss this game in 3 straight sets  and again the second set to a long time (24-26, 27-29, 20-25). Get revenge Gopher football! Read the official Gophersports recap here.

The Gophers are now at 11-4 (B1G 1-3) and have no plummeted in the rankings to #50. Northwestern has moved up to #22 while Illinois is now #11.

Preview

Game 1: Friday, 10/10/2014 vs. #106 Maryland - Sports Pavilion @ 7:00 pm CST

The Gophers should win this game as Maryland is not very good with a 7-8 (B1G 0-4) record. Show up early (6:15 pm to 6:45 pm) to get autographs from Nicole Branagh who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Game 2: Saturday, 10/11/2014 vs. #131 Rutgers - Sports Pavilion @ 7:00 pm CST

Another game the Gophers should win and win big. Rutgers has a 7-10 record (B1G 0-4)

Links

NCAA Volleyball Rankings

B1G Ten Volleyball Standings

Gophersports.com Weekend Preview

Soccer

#GiveEverything

Review

Going into this game the Gophers had a 6-5-0 record.

Game 1: 10/3/2014 vs. #7 Penn State

The Gophers actually did amazingly well in this game holding Penn State scoreless. Unfortuanatly the Gophers scored an "own goal" in the first half to lose the game 1-0. Read the official Gophersports recap here.

Game 2: 10/5/2014 vs. Ohio State

The Gophers scored quickly with a goal at the 11th minute but Ohio State answered with their own goal just 12 minutes later. This game would end in a tie at 1-1. Read the official Gophersports recap here.

The Gophers, now ranked #72, are now at 6-6-1 (B1G 3-3-1) with only 5 games left. Luckily 4 of the 5 games are at home.  Penn State has moved up to #6 while Ohio State is now #95.

Preview

Game 1: Thursday, 10/9/2014 vs. #76 Nebraska - ELR @ 7:00 pm CST

This should be a good team. Nebraska is behind Minnesota in the standings with a 5-6-2 (B1G 1-4-2) record.

Game 2: Sunday, 10/12/2014 @ #51 Illinois - Sports Pavilion @ 2:00 pm CST

This game will be a challenge and a likely loss. Illinois is in 5th place in the Big Ten with a 9-4-0 (B1G 4-3-0) record.

Links

NCAA Soccer Rankings

B1G Ten Soccer Standings

Gophersports.com Weekend Preview

Softball

Review

The Gophers are halfway through their Fall Schedule.

Game 1: 9/27/2014 vs. North Dakota State

Gophers won 7-5. Recap here.

Game 2: 9/27/2014 vs. North Dakota State

Gophers won 11-5. Same recap as above.

Game 3: 10/3/2014 vs. Saint Cloud State

Gophers won 8-0. Recap here.

The Gophers are 3-0 with four games remaining in their fall schedule. A second game against St. Cloud State scheduled for 10/3/2014 (would have been the first game) was canceled due to weather concerns.

Preview

No games this weekend. Next game scheduled for 10/17/2014. However, Kari Blank will be inducted into the hall of fame tonight.

Links

Gophers Earn NFCA Academic Laurels

Cross Country

Review

The #27 men were off but the #26 women rocked.

Meet 1: 9/27/2014 @ UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite

2nd of 24. Recap here.

Meet 2: 9/27/2014 @ SDSU Classic

1st of 9. Recap here.

Preview

Neither the men nor women have not meets this weekend with their next meet on 10/17/2014.

Rowing

Apparently the women had a great start to their season at home with their "Head of the Mississippi" meet. The Gophers have their next meet this Sunday in Rockford, Illinois at the "Head of the Rock" meet.

Links

Gophers Shine at Head of the Mississippi

2014-2015 Rowing Season Preview

Swim & Dive

Review

Mens Meet: 9/27/2014 @ Arizona State

Gophers won 181-117. Recap here.

Womens Meet: 9/27/2014 @ Arizona State

Gophers won 191-101. Recap here.

Preview

The men & women host their Alumni meet this Friday at the Aquatic Center, 6:00 pm CST.

Links

(Men) Pollard Named B1G Diver of the Week

(Women) Smith Named B1G Swimmer of the Week

Other

For news/results/schedules for other Gopher sports, please checkout Gophersports.com. The Gopher Tennis and Golf teams are currently active.