Huskers Top Jacks in PKs, Advance to NCAA Second Round
Lincoln, Neb. – After no score in 110 minutes, the Nebraska soccer team (11-5-5) won a penalty kick shootout over South Dakota State, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Barbara Hibner Stadium on Friday night.
Freshman goalkeeper Aubrei Corder earned her sixth consecutive shutout and 11th overall this season. Corder collected four saves in regulation before denying all three Jackrabbit attempts in the penalty kick shootout.
The Huskers went 3-for-4 in the penalty kick shootout to advance to the NCAA Tournament second round for the first time since 2013. NU’s quartet of seniors attempted each of the shots, with Courtney Claassen, Caroline Flynn and Sydney Miramontez finding the back of the net.
During regulation, the Huskers outshot the Jackrabbits 13-5, which included a 6-4 advantage in shots on goal. After each taking three shots in the opening frame, NU outshot SDSU 7-2 in the second half and outshot the Jacks by a combined margin of 3-0 in extra time. Nebraska also held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.
The Huskers will face the winner of No. 4 seed UCLA and Seattle next weekend in the second round.
Nebraska 0, South Dakota State 0 (Nebraska wins on penalty kicks, 3-0)
NCAA Tournament First Round
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Barbara Hibner Stadium (Lincoln, Neb.)
No score in regulation
Nebraska wins, 3-0
Round 1 (NEB leads, 1-0)
Courtney Claassen (NEB) made
Ashley Adams (SDSU) missed
Round 2 (NEB leads, 1-0)
Jaycie Johnson (NEB) missed
Nicole Hatcher (SDSU) missed
Round 3 (NEB leads, 2-0)
Caroline Flynn (NEB) made
Annie Williams (SDSU) missed
Round 4 (NEB wins, 3-0)
Sydney Miramontez (NEB) made