10/15 Husker Soccer Roundup: More Weekly Player Awards and Info on Attending Matches

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Read up on everything that's been happened in Husker Soccer this week including information and details on attending upcoming home matches.

Weekend Recap

Just like the football team, the Husker women's soccer team dominated Purdue with a 4-0 win on Friday with all four goals coming in the second half.  Jordan Jackson led the team with a goal and three assists making her the first player with a five point performance in Big Ten play this season.  The Huskers improved to 10-3-1 on the season with a 5-1 conference record.  Check out the huskers.com match report and photo gallery for this match.

Nebraska moved up one spot to #17 in this week's NCAA RPI Rankings and moved up to #22 in the latest NSCAA National Poll.

The Big Ten Conference named Jordan Jackson Offensive Player of the Week for her excellent performance against Purdue. This is the first time she has received this weekly award.  Topdrawsoccer.com also listed Jackson on their Team of the Week.

A lot of Husker fans were already in Purdue for Saturday’s football game so they were able to catch a little bit of soccer action much to the appreciation of our players.

Looking Ahead

Nebraska travels on the road again this weekend for a couple tricky matches against Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Wisconsin comes into this game with an 8-3-2 record and currently sits fourth in the Big Ten Standings with a 3-2-1 record.  The Badgers have non-conference wins over Connecticut and Oregon as well as Big Ten victories over Purdue, Michigan State and Ohio State.  However, Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Illinois led to a drop out of the national rankings.  Junior forward Cara Wells leads the Badgers in scoring with seven goals along with three assists.  Sophomore midfielder Kinley McNicoll from Ontario, Canada has six goals on the season and leads the team with ten assists.  Rose Lavelle is having an impressive season as a freshman tacking on five goals with six assists playing mostly as a midfielder.  In last season’s matchup, Mayme Conroy scored a hat trick including a goal 63 seconds into extra time to propel the Huskers to a 3-2 victory in Madison.  Kickoff for this match will be Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Minnesota currently has a 9-4-1 record but lie eighth in the conference standings with a 2-3-1 record.  The Gophers have non-conference wins over Iowa State, LSU and Ole Miss.  However they have sporadic results in conference play with two 1-0 wins over nationally ranked Penn State and Michigan to go along with their three conferences losses to Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern.  Junior midfielder Katie Thyken leads the team with five goals while sophomore Taylor Stainbrook has two goals and three assists on the year.  A couple freshmen to keep an eye on are Josee Stiever netting three goals and Simone Kolander with three assists on the season.  Mayme Conroy scored two goals in last season’s matchup including an equalizer in the 85th minute but Minnesota came back win two goals in the 88th and 89th minute to win the match 4-2 in Lincoln.  Kickoff for this match will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Huskers currently stand alone atop the Big Ten Standings going into matches this weekend.

It’s also good to see the Nebraska Soccer team is able to get involved with the local community.

Just a reminder the Huskers have three home matches left in the regular season so I highly recommend that Corn Nation readers in the Lincoln areas come and support these young ladies while watching some exciting matchups!

The remaining home schedule for Nebraska is October 25th vs. Ohio State at 4:00 p.m., October 27th vs. Penn State at 1:00 p.m. and November 1st vs. Indiana at 4:00 p.m.  Single game ticket prices are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids and seniors.  Nebraska students receive free admission just by showing their N Card.  All home matches are played at Nebraska Soccer Field which is right next to Memorial Stadium.

GO BIG RED!!!

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