Norman, Okla. - The Nebraska
soccer team entered halftime of its 2012 season-opening game tied with the
Oklahoma Sooners, 1-1, on Friday night, but Renae Cuellar's second goal of the
game in the 67th minute ended up being the game winner in a 2-1 victory for the
Huskers' former conference foe.
Huskers outshot the Sooners in both halves, with the NU holding a 4-3 advantage
in the first half and a 9-7 advantage in the second half, but OU's Kelsey
Devonshire came up with eight saves on nine of the shots she faced on the night.
Huskers produced a shot on goal on the evening, including a team-high three
from freshman Caroline Flynn along with two from sophomore Mayme Conroy.
scored NU's first goal of the season and the second of her career at 18:15 to
put NU up 1-0.Conroy attempted to put the ball through the box, but got the ball back on a rebound and blasted a shot into the top corner of the net.
who transferred to OU after playing the first three years of her career at
Arizona, tied the game at 1-1 on a penalty kick at 24:55 following a handball penalty
defense buckled down for the next 40 minutes, before Cueller came calling again
at 67:29 on an assist by Emily Bowman.
nearly tied the game with less than three minutes left in the game, but her
shot was just a shade high, as it deflected off the crossbar.
Huskers will now have a short turn around for their home opener on Sunday, Aug.
19, when they host the Drake Bulldogs at 1 p.m. at the Abbott Sports Complex.
The Huskers are playing their home opener at the Abbott Sports Complex instead
of the Nebraska Soccer Field due to construction at Ed Weir Stadium and a new
playing surface at the Nebraska Soccer Field.
eighth grade and younger will be admitted free to the game, while tickets for
fans in ninth to 12th grade will cost $3 and adult tickets will be $5.