Lincoln - The Nebraska soccer team will continue its challenging non-conference road schedule with a matchup against the unbeaten Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. The Huskers are 2-1-1 on the year, while the Razorbacks are 5-0 on the season with four shutouts in five matches.
Sunday’s matchup in Fayetteville will be the second meeting in three years between the two programs and the Huskers’ first visit to Razorback Field since 1995. NU has controlled the all-time series, notching victories in all three meetings and outscoring Arkansas by a 17-0 margin.
The last contest between the two teams took place in 2011 where Nebraska picked up a 6-0 victory at the Nebraska Soccer Field. NU goalkeeper Emma Stevens earned her first-career shutout, while Jordan Jackson added her then fifth career multi-goal game en route to the victory.
Sunday’s contest will be shown live on Cox Sports (regional coverage) and ArkansasRazborbacks.com with a subscription. Live stats for the match game will available via ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
High-Powered Husker Offense
The Huskers have featured a high-octane offense over the first two weeks of the new season. Nebraska has recorded 30 shots twice, and 14 shots on goal on three occasions through four matches in 2013. NU has already notched as many double-digit shots on goal performances this season as it did all of 2012.
The NU offense, aided by a strong defensive unit, have outshot its opponents by a 90-45 margin through four matches, including a 46-21 shots on goal advantage. The Huskers have had six different goal scorers on the year, including two freshmen.
Romero Competes for Mexico in Friendly with USA
Nebraska senior defender Ari Romero was one of four collegians to be called up for Mexico’s women’s nationally-televised international friendly against the United States of America in Washington, D.C. at RFK Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Romero played the entire match on the back line for the Mexican national team.
Romero, who was unable to compete for the Huskers on Monday while traveling to our nation’s capital, missed the first five games of Nebraska’s 2012 season while competing for the Mexican Under-20 National team at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan.