Huskers Tie Cougars in Home Opener, 2-2
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska soccer team led 2-0 at halftime in its home opener, but allowed two BYU goals in the second half en route to a 2-2 draw at Hibner Stadium on Monday night.
The Huskers, now 1-0-1 on the season, struck early when senior Faith Carter rebounded a shot off the post from Savanah Uveges before finding the back of the net in the fourth minute. Nebraska controlled possession for the majority of the first half despite playing against the wind. NU managed a 9-1 advantage in shots during the opening 45 minutes.
In the 40th minute, Uveges scored off a cross to the middle of the field from Caroline Buelt. It marked Uveges’ second career goal.
Nebraska held on to its 2-0 lead until the 77th minute when BYU’s Lizzy Braby scored from 25 yards out. The Cougars’ equalizer came in the 82nd minute when Mikayla Colohan found the back of the net. In the second half, Brigham Young outshot the Big Red by an 8-4 margin.
Nebraska took six corner kicks in the first 10-minute overtime period, but couldn’t convert. For the game, NU held a 15-0 advantage over the Cougars in corner kicks.
Junior goalkeeper Aubrei Corder earned two saves, while allowing both BYU goals in 110 minutes of action. The two-save effort increases Corder’s career saves total to 135, ranked seventh in program history.
This game marks the first tie in the series history between Nebraska and BYU. The Huskers hold a 4-2-1 advantage against the Cougars, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1995. BYU moves to 1-0-1 this season.
The Huskers return to action this weekend when they host Oregon on Friday and Oregon State on Sunday. Fans can purchase tickets at Huskers.com/Tickets or by calling 800-8-BIGRED.