Nebraska earned two more conferences wins this weekend including a dramatic 2-1 double overtime win in Madison on Friday in which Caroline Gray scored the game winner with one second remaining in the match. Jordan Jackson had the lone goal as the Huskers grinded out a 1-0 win over Minnesota on Sunday. The team improved to 12-3-1 on the season, a 7-1 conference record and a perfect 5-0 conference record on the road. Check out the huskers.com match reports for Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Goalkeeper Emma Stevens has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. This is the first time a Husker player has received this weekly conference award. Stevens made six saves in both of her matches this weekend which put her at the top of the Husker all-time list with 245 career saves. Stevens has also collected 30 wins and eight shutouts throughout her illustrious Nebraska career. Emma Stevens was also named on topdrawsoccer.com Team of the Week.
Emma Stevens is now the all-time leader in saves at Nebraska! #Huskers - CONGRATS Emma!— Nebraska Soccer (@NebraskaSoccer) October 20, 2013
NEBZ undefeated on the road!! So proud of my team, 3 games left in conference😯 Still have a whole… http://t.co/IzJI6NfDnL— Ari (@ari_SOMBRERO) October 20, 2013
Coaches and staff agreeing to dye their hair platinum blond if we win the Big Tens! 🙈😂— Jaylyn Odermann (@imJAYwalkin) October 20, 2013
After being on the road for consecutive weekends, the Huskers return home this weekend for matches against Ohio State and Penn State.
Ohio State currently sits sixth in the conference standings with a 3-3-2 record and 9-4-3 overall record. The Buckeye’s resume includes non-conference wins over Pittsburgh and St. Johns as well as wins over Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern. Ohio State is led by freshman forward Nichelle Prince from Ontario, Canada who leads the team with 11 goals and six assists on the season. Prince is turning heads as she has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times including twice in the last two weeks.
Penn State sits third in the conference standings with a 6-2-0 record and 12-3-1 overall record. The Nittany Lions have non-conference wins over Hofstra, Boston and Oklahoma State. Their last three conference wins have come against Wisconsin, Ohio State and Illinois. Senior forward Maya Hayes from West Orange, New Jersey leads Penn State with 16 and five assists on the year. Hayes is a popular name in the national women’s youth ranks and she was one of the stars in last year’s FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup.
Nebraska lost 4-0 to both squads in Lincoln last season in Lincoln so the Huskers will be looking to give Ohio State and Penn State a taste of their own medicine this time around. Friday’s kickoff for the Ohio State match has been changed to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday’s match against Penn State is still slated to kickoff at 1:00 p.m.
Jordan Jackson now has 33 career scores and 7 this season - including a goal in 4 consecutive matches— Nebraska Soccer (@NebraskaSoccer) October 20, 2013
#Huskers have won 7 conference matches for the first time since 2001— Nebraska Soccer (@NebraskaSoccer) October 20, 2013
#Huskers are 8-0-1 when scoring first this season— Nebraska Soccer (@NebraskaSoccer) October 20, 2013
After this weekend, Nebraska has one regular season game left on the schedule. The Huskers will face off against Indiana on November 1st with a 4:00 p.m. kickoff in Lincoln. Just a reminder 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.
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