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Thursday Flakes: Nebraska Soccer, Booking Middle Seats and Traveling to the Middle East

Nebraska women’s soccer has a big match today!

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Archived Nebraska women’s soccer pic that I found on Getty

Nebraska women’s soccer have worked really hard this season so I think this it’s important to talk about them for a bit since they are in a great position to qualify for their first NCAA Tournament since 2016. They solidified their place in the tournament with a 4-0 win against Ohio State in the Big Ten conference quarterfinal.

Their next match (Big Ten semifinal) is in Columbus, Ohio against a great #6 Michigan State who has only lost one match all year. The match is live this afternoon on BTN at 1pm Central.

Nebraska’s leading scorers are Gretna native Sarah Webber with ten goals (first-team all-conference) and England import Eleanor Dale with six goals (third-team all-conference). Other players to keep an eye on are Omaha native Raegan Raabe (third-team all-conference) and La Vista native Lauryn Anglim (freshman all-conference).

This Husker squad has a lot of young talent with all of them expected to return to the squad next season. Check out the match if you have some spare time this afternoon and continue to support them later this month in the NCAA tournament.

Let’s dive into a few questions. How many soccer matches have you attended? Would you take the middle seat if you meant you could win prizes? Have you ever traveled to the Middle East? Is eco-friendly accommodation important to you? Are you excited for college wrestling season? Feel free to one or all of these questions in the comments. Anyways...onto Flakes.


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