Huskers Shutout Jackrabbits, 2-0
Brookings, S.D. - A pair of underclassmen carried the Huskers to an exhibition win on Friday night at Fishback Soccer Park, as sophomore Samantha Areman and freshman Caroline Flynn each scored a goal in a 2-0 shutout over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits.
The Huskers played great defense in front of junior goalie Emma Stevens, who faced just two shots on goal on the night.
With neither team able to get its offense going in the first half, the squad were locked in a 0-0 tie after 45 minutes of play. In the first half, the Huskers took seven shots and the Jackrabbits got off three shots.
The Huskers quickly took the lead coming out of the break, as Flynn scored on a rebound in front of the net less than five minutes into the second half at the 48:42 mark.
NU held onto its lead with strong defense and added an insurance goal with Areman's goal at 70:07. Including last season's exhibition game at SDSU, Areman now has four goals in two games at Fishback Soccer Park, as the Firth, Neb., native put together a hat trick in an 8-1 win a year ago.
The Huskers outshot the Jackrabbits, 18-6, on the night and also produced nine corner kicks to SDSU's one.
Head Coach John Walker's squad returns to Lincoln and continue to prepare for the 2012 season opener on Friday, Aug. 17 in Norman, Okla., at 7 p.m.
The Huskers then host their home opener just two days later when the Drake Bulldogs visit the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m.