Lincoln - The Nebraska
soccer team (6-9-1, 3-5-0 Big Ten) trailed the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-4-1-,
5-2-1- Big Ten) by a score of 1-0 coming out of halftime, but three second-half
goals by the Buckeyes buried the Huskers.
Granberg did the most damage on the day for OSU, as the senior notched a hat
trick with her fourth, fifth and sixth goals on the season.
Husker offense was able to get 14 shots off on the afternoon, including five on
goal, but Ohio State's defense stayed strong when it needed to on its way to
producing its ninth shutout of the season. In the Buckeyes' 10 wins this year,
they have allowed a total of two goals and have allowed only nine goals in 15
games this season.
Buckeyes took a 1-0 lead into halftime, as they scored less than five minutes
into the game at the 3:10 mark. Tiffany Cameron arced the ball from the north
side of the field at the far post, where Granberg executed a perfectly timed
header for her fourth goal of the season.
State struck again at 65:07 to push its lead to 2-0 with Granberg's second goal
of the game and quickly increased its lead to 3-0 at 67:42 on Cameron's 12th
goal of the year. Granberg completed her hat trick at 88:49 with a rising shot
over the outstretched arms of NU goalie Emma Stevens.
three games remaining in the 2012 season, the Huskers will play their next two games
away from the Nebraska Soccer Field before ending the season at home against
Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 26.
on tap for Nebraska, the Huskers play at Iowa on Thursday, Oct. 18, before
visiting Illinois on Sunday, Oct. 21.