Cincinnati, Ohio - The Nebraska
soccer team (2-4-0) picked up its second straight Sunday win with a 2-1 victory
over the Cincinnati Bearcats on a rainy afternoon at Gettler Stadium.
Husker lineup saw some new faces on Sunday, as sophomore Amy Swearer started
her first game in goal and played all 90 minutes, adding a career-high six
saves. Swearer was inserted into the lineup due to Emma Stevens being forced to
miss Sunday's game after receiving a red card in Friday's game at Baylor.
also welcomed back junior midfielder Ari Romero, who had missed the first five
games of the season while she was competing in Japan at the FIFA U-20 World Cup
with the Mexican National team.
two teams played a back-and-forth battle, as each offense got off 19 shots and
the Huskers held a slim 5-to-3 advantage in corner kicks, but a pair of goals
from NU's freshmen class proved to be the difference.
Alex Massey scored her first career goal just 6:42 into the game when she put a
header into the back of the net following a corner kick from Caroline Gray.
two teams then went scoreless for nearly 80 minutes, when freshman Katie
Kraeutner notched her second goal of the season to put Nebraska up 2-0 at 84:29.
insurance goal paid off right away, as Cincinnati's Mackenzie Grause scored
less than 10 seconds later to cut Nebraska's lead in half.
Bearcats produced four more shots down the stretch, but were unable to tie the
game and force overtime.
Huskers return home to the Nebraska Soccer Field on Saturday, Sept. 8, when
they host Southeast Missouri State at 1 p.m. It will be the Huskers' only game
of the weekend and live stats will be available at Huskers.com.