Lincoln - The Nebraska
soccer team (3-4-0) put on a dominating performance on Saturday afternoon at
the Nebraska Soccer Field with a 4-0 shutout win over the Southeast Missouri
State Redhawks. The Huskers put up a season-high 30 shots, while allowing just
one shot all day from the Redhawks.
different Huskers scored on the day, while junior Emma Stevens and sophomore
Amy Swearer combined for NU's second shutout of the season. Nebraska's defense
swarmed the Redhawks' attack all afternoon, as they failed to get a shot off
until the 86:00 mark.
Huskers held an 11-0 shot advantage in the first half, including six on goal,
but SEMO goalie Aston Aubuchon came through with six saves to keep NU off the
board and sent the game to a 0-0 tie into halftime.
constant offensive attack got to Aubuchon in the second half, starting with
Caroline Gray's first goal of the season at 50:48. Following a foul by the
Redhawks, Gray put a free kick into the right side of the net from nearly 25
yards away to give NU a 1-0 lead.
exactly 10 minutes later, Mayme Conroy delivered her team leading third goal of
the season. Stacy Bartels crossed the bar in front of the goal from the
southeast corner of the field and Conroy was there with a perfectly timed
header to extend Nebraska's lead to 2-0.
goals kept coming for the Huskers when Hannah Dittmar scored her second career
goal off a corner kick from Gray. From the northeast corner of the field, Gray
booted the ball over the Redhawks' defenders to the south post, where Dittmar
found the back of the net from a few yards away.
capped the Huskers' day less than a minute later at 73:34 with her first goal
of the season. The junior from Omaha found an opening from less than 10 yards
out on a cross from freshman Emily Taylor, who picked up her first career point
at Nebraska with the assist.
seven non-conference games in the books, the Huskers now prepare for their Big
Ten Conference opener at Northwestern on Friday, Sept. 14. The game is schedule
for 5 p.m. (CT) and will be shown on tape delay on the Big Ten Network at 7
p.m. (CT) the same day.