Game 7 - Southeast
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.
Series History - First
When - Saturday,
Sept. 8 (1 p.m.)
Where - Nebraska
Live Video - None
Live Radio - KRNU.com
Live Stats - Huskers.com
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
Huskers.com will have live stats and KRNU.com 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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).