Nebraska takes on Southeast Missouri State at 1 p.m. on Saturday
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Return Home to Face Redhawks

By NU Athletic Communications

Game 7 - Southeast Missouri State
Series History -
First Meeting
When -
 Saturday, Sept. 8 (1 p.m.)
Where -
Nebraska Soccer Field
Live Video -
Live Radio -
Live Stats -

Following a weekend split with the Baylor Bears and the Cincinnati Bearcats on the road, the Nebraska soccer team (2-4-0) returns to the Nebraska Soccer Field on Saturday, Sept. 8, for a 1 p.m. game with the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks.

The game will mark the first ever meeting between the two programs and it will be NU's final game before opening Big Ten Conference play on Friday, Sept. 14, in Evanston, Ill., against the Northwestern Wildcats.

The Huskers will be looking to win consecutive games for this first time this season, while the Redhawks are in search of their second win of the year after starting 1-4-1.

Southeast Missouri State's lone win of the season came in a 2-1 victory over the Drake Bulldogs at home. The Huskers have also faced the Bulldogs this season, but lost, 1-0, in the 2012 home opener that was played at the Abbott Sports Complex.

There will not be a video stream of Saturday's game, but will have live stats and will provide a free live radio stream of the game.

Young Fire Power
All seven of the Huskers' goals this season have been scored by freshmen or sophomores, including four from NU's freshmen class.

Sophomore Mayme Conroy and freshman Katie Kraeutner lead the team with two goals each, while sophomore Hannah Dittmar, freshman Jaylyn Odermann and freshman Alex Massey have each scored one goal.

Tough Road Ahead
In the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire top-25 rankings two Big Ten teams were ranked, including No. 7 Penn State and No. 15 Wisconsin. Two others teams were also receiving votes, including Illinois and Minnesota.

Charting Saves
Junior goalie Emma Stevens entered the 2012 season ranked eighth on the Huskers all-time saves list with 100 saves.

The Corona, Calif., native enters the weekend in sole possession of sixth place on the all-time chart with 125 saves, one ahead of Jessica Mills (2007-09).

Rebecca Hornbacher (1996-97) sits in fifth place with 141 saves.

Rare Saturday Appearance
It isn't often that the Nebraska soccer team plays a game on Saturday, as it usually plays on Fridays and Sundays.

Nebraska hasn't played a regular-season home game on a Saturday in Lincoln since the 1997 season, when the Huskers beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 5-0, at the Abbott Sports Complex on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The last time the Huskers played a Saturday game in Lincoln was during the 2001 season, when NU hosted BYU on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Abbott Sports Complex.

The last time the Huskers played a game on Saturday was during the 2010 season when they played at Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Early Lead
The Huskers will be looking to take the lead into halftime against Southeast Missouri State on Saturday.

Both the NU's wins this season have come with the Huskers leading at intermission.

More Shots, No Wins
Through six games this season the Huskers have lost every game where they have out shot their opponent or are out shot by the opponent.

Both of the Huskers' wins this season have come when the teams each produced the same number of shots.

Romero's Return
After missing the first five games of the season while playing for the Mexican National team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan, junior Ari Romero returned to the Husker lineup on Sunday, Sept. 2, and started in NU's 2-1 win at Cincinnati.

In three games during group play at the tournament, Romero started each game and played all 270 minutes of the three contests. She also led the Mexicans in assists with two.

Romero and her teammates were one of eight teams to reach the second stage, but were eliminated in the first round following a 1-0 loss to Nigeria.

It marked the second straight U-20 World Cup that Mexico had advanced to the second stage, after failing to survive the group phase in 2002 (Canada), 2006 (Russia) and 2008 (Chile).


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