No. 1 ranked U women sweep OSU

The Gophers women's hockey team got off to a good start this weekend, and the Gophers volleyball team did something it has done only once before. Read about that and other Gophers sports news in the GoldenSports.Net weekend wrap.

The No. 1-ranked University of Minnesota women's hockey team swept Ohio State over the weekend in its first WCHA action of the season. The Gophers defeated the Buckeyes 6-3 Friday and 7-0 Saturday at Ridder Arena.

Krissy Wendell scored five goals in the two games, including four in the win Friday. LaToya Clarke scored three goals in the two games, including two in the win Saturday.

Jody Horak stopped 16 shots Friday for the win, and 23 Saturday for the shutout. She also added an assist on a goal by Wendell in the win Friday.

The Gophers (2-0) head to Madison, Wis., to take on the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers, Oct. 25-26. Both games are scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. starts at the Kohl Center.

Gophers Volleyball Team Moves into First Place

Minnesota (13-7, 6-2) moved into a tie for first place in the Big Ten as it defeated No. 13 Penn State (17-3, 6-2) by scores of 30-26, 30-18, 30-21 Saturday at Recreation Hall in State College, Pa. The Golden Gophers have now won six straight matches overall, and in Big Ten play.

It also is only the second time in school history that Minnesota has won at Penn State, and the first time it has won in three games.

Gopher Rowers Finish 22nd At the Head of the Charles Regatta

The Golden Gophers rowing team competed at the prestigious Head of the Charles Sunday, in Cambridge, Mass. Minnesota finished 22nd in the Championship 8+ race, competing against 40 teams. The 2003 race marked the 38th year of the event. More than 300,000 people come to watch the regatta, which has grown to be the world's largest rowing race. There were a total of 48 races during the two-day event.

The London Training Center won the Championship 8+ Women's event with a time of 15:31.082, followed by U.S. Rowing in second and the Princeton Training Center in third. The Maroon and Gold finished with a time of 17:04.896. The shell consisted coxswain Katherine Nelson, Jackie Gagner at stroke, Jill Peters, Erika Barkute, Beth Ratterman, Heide Rose, Melissa Roche, and Katie Biese in the No. 2 seat and Andrea Pierce at bow.

The Golden Gophers finished 22nd at the Head of the Charles last year, but shaved 30 seconds off of last year's time of 17:34.350. Minnesota was one of four Big Ten teams that competed in the race. Michigan finished eighth, Wisconsin placed 12th and Iowa 18th.

Minnesota Wrestling to Hold Fall Coaches Clinic

The University of Minnesota wrestling program has announced the dates and details for the 2003 Fall Coaches' Clinic and Workshop. This popular program will take place Friday, Oct. 24, at the Bierman Field Athletic Building on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

An official practice of the three-time defending Big Ten champion Golden Gophers will take place during the clinic.

Open to college, high school and club coaches, the clinic and workshop features Golden Gopher coaches and former student-athletes. The clinic and workshop will cover topics such as mental toughness training, sports psychology, wrestling techniques, strength and conditioning, diet and nutrition, and much more.

Highlighting the clinic is former 1980 Olympian and four-time NCAA All-American Gene Mills. The clinic will include workshops taught by Mills, two-time NCAA Champion Tim Hartung, 2001 World Silver Medalist Brandon Eggum and NCAA Champion Jared Lawrence.

For more information, call 612-625-1013

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