Gophers soccer unbeaten, zero goals allowed through first seven games

The Gopher soccer team completed its season-opening seven game non-conference stretch without suffering a single defeat. As impressive as that is, they ran through those seven games without conceding a single goal.

Click the video box on this page to see KSTP Sports’ interviews with Gopher soccer players Megan Plaschko and Delaney Stekr and head coach Erin Chastain discussing the team’s red-hot start and the always-anticipated upcoming clash with archrival Wisconsin

The Gophers 4-0-3 record has come by outscoring opponents 8-0. All three ties finished 0-0. Wins over Baylor, Drake, Wyoming and North Dakota have combined with scoreless draws against Illinois-Chicago, Mississippi State and Nebraska-Omaha.

They begin Big Ten play on Saturday hosting archrival Wisconsin. A special "Rock the Robbie" offer for $1.00 tickets is available for fans.

The Gophers’ hot start comes under first-year head coach Erin Chastain – who signed on to coach her alma mater this offseason.

Chastain – then Erin Hussey – started all four years she was a Gopher (1993-96) and served as team captain for three seasons. She was part of the 1995 Big Ten Championship winning team and still ranks seventh on the program’s all-time point-scornig list and eighth in goals.

A Plymouth, Minn. native, Chastain came home to take over as Gophers coach after 14 season as the head coach at DePaul University in Chicago.