Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Welcome Wolverines, Spartans

By NU Athletic Communications

Michigan (7-7-0) at Nebraska (8-4-3)
Friday, Oct. 12 • 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Barbara Hibner Stadium
Lincoln, Neb.

» Military Appreciation Night
» Giveaway: Soccer Scarves (first 450 fans)
» Halftime Show: Kansas City Disc Dogs
» Tickets: Huskers.com/Tickets
» Video Stream: BTN Plus
» Live Stats: Huskers.com/LiveStats
» Twitter Updates: @NebraskaSoccer

Michigan State (5-6-3) at Nebraska (8-4-3)
Sunday, Oct. 14 • 1:05 p.m. (CT)
Barbara Hibner Stadium
Lincoln, Neb.

» Family Funday
» Tickets: Huskers.com/Tickets
» Video Stream: BTN Plus
» Live Stats: Huskers.com/LiveStats
» Twitter Updates: @NebraskaSoccer

The Nebraska soccer team (8-4-3, 4-1-2 Big Ten) looks to bounce back this weekend when the Huskers host Michigan (7-7-0, 3-4-0 Big Ten) and Michigan State (5-6-3, 0-5-2 Big Ten) at Hibner Stadium.

NU battles the Wolverines on Friday at 7:05 p.m. (CT) as part of Military Appreciation Night. With a valid military ID, all military personnel will receive one free general admission ticket. In addition, the first 450 fans in attendance will get a Nebraska soccer scarf. Friday night’s halftime show is the Kansas City Disc Dogs.

The Huskers square off with the Spartans on Sunday, starting at 1:05 p.m. It is Family Funday at Hibner Stadium, which includes pregame face painting, balloon twisting stations and inflatables for families to enjoy.

Last Time Out
The Huskers lost to Iowa, 2-1, on Friday evening at Hibner Stadium. The loss snapped a seven-game unbeaten streak for the Huskers.

Next Up
The Huskers head to Madison, Wis., to face Wisconsin on Thursday, Oct. 18 in their final road trip of the regular season. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. (CT).

Quick Notes
• The Huskers enter the weekend in fourth place in the Big Ten standings with 14 points (three points for a win, one point for a tie). Rutgers leads the conference with 17 points (5-0-2), while Penn State (15 points, 5-2-0) and Wisconsin (15 points, 4-1-3) round out the top three.

• Junior Brenna Ochoa ranks tied for fourth in the Big Ten with six assists. She is one assist shy of a three-way tie for the most in the conference this season.

Carter, Uveges Leading Husker Offense

  • Seniors Faith Carter and Savanah Uveges are among the leaders on the team and in the Big Ten in offensive production this season.
  • Carter leads the Huskers with eight goals, second-most by an individual in the Big Ten behind Amirah Ali of Rutgers, who has 10 goals this season. Carter’s 17 points this season rank second on the team and tied for fifth in the Big Ten.
  • In the last nine games, Carter has scored seven goals.
  • Uveges leads the Huskers with 18 points, which ranks fourth in the Big Ten. She has seven goals, which ranks second on the team and tied for third in the conference.
  • Uveges has scored at least one point in 10 of Nebraska’s 15 games this season.

Scouting the Michigan Wolverines

  • Michigan is 7-7-0 this season with a 3-4-0 record in Big Ten play. The Wolverines opened the season with a 3-0 record, but lost each of their next three games before a 6-1 win over Central Michigan to end non-conference play.
  • Michigan leads the all-time series against Nebraska, 7-1-2, dating back to 1994. Last season the two teams tied, 1-1, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Head Coach Jennifer Klein is 7-7-0 in her first season at Michigan. She holds a career record of 26-26-4 in her third season overall. Klein is assisted by Tiffany Hansen, Katie Hultin and Holly Hein.
  • Players to Watch
    » No. 20 Nicki Hernandez (Sophomore Midfielder): Leads the team in goals (7) and assists (5)
    » No. 8 Sarah Stratigakis (Sophomore Midfielder): Has six goals and one assist this season
    » No. 12 Reilly Martin (Senior Forward): Has five goals and four assists this season

Scouting the Michigan State Spartans

  • Michigan State is 5-6-3 this season with a 0-5-2 record in Big Ten play. The Spartans have lost five of their last eight games, dating back to their last win on Sept. 6.
  • MSU visits Iowa on Friday night before Sunday’s game against the Huskers.
  • The all-time series between Nebraska and Michigan State is tied at 3-3-1, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 2011. Last season, NU won by a 3-0 margin on the road.
  • Head Coach Tom Saxton is 265-228-54 in his 28th season at Michigan State. He is assisted by Tammy Farnum, Stacy DeLonge and Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz.
  • Players to Watch
    » No. 10 Camryn Evans (Freshman Forward): Team-high seven goals this season
    » No. 24 Sadie Misiewicz (Junior Midfielder): Four goals and one assist this season
    » No. 1 Reilley Ott (Junior Goalkeeper): Has played every minute in goal this season and compiled 71 saves and six shutouts

Huskers Ranked 29th in RPI

  • Nebraska is ranked 29th in the latest RPI, released by the NCAA on Monday.
  • The Huskers hold the second-best ranking by a Big Ten team, behind only No. 27 Rutgers
  • The Huskers own three wins over top-40 opponents this season. NU defeated No. 18 NC State, No. 30 Oregon and No. 40 Penn State.
  • Nebraska lost to top-25 opponents No. 8 Baylor and No. 19 Duke.
  • NU owns wins over No. 51 Oklahoma, No. 62 Purdue, No. 103 Indiana, No. 116 Maryland and No. 142 Oregon State.
  • The Huskers have lost to No. 34 Washington State and No. 108 Iowa.
  • Nebraska tied No. 27 Rutgers, No. 45 BYU and No. 54 Ohio State.
  • This weekend’s opponents are No. 84 Michigan and No. 150 Michigan State.
  • This season, Nebraska faces eight teams that qualified for the 2017 NCAA Tournament, including three that reached the Elite Eight and one that advanced to the College Cup Semifinals.

Hibner Draws a Crowd

  • The Huskers are in their fourth season playing at Barbara Hibner Stadium in 2018 after averaging more than 1,000 fans per game during each of their first three years at the venue.
  • Through seven home games this season, Nebraska has welcomed an average of 1,067 fans per home contest, which ranks 19th in the nation (as of Oct. 8).
  • In 2017, Nebraska averaged 1,064 fans per home contest to rank 21st nationally and second in the Big Ten. The total attendance during the season was 9,579.
  • In 2016, NU averaged 1,182 fans per home game, which ranked 18th in the nation and second in the conference. The total attendance was 13,002, the second-highest season total in program history.
  • During its inaugural season in 2015, Hibner Stadium drew an average of 1,381 fans per home match to lead the Big Ten and rank 13th in the country. It was the second-highest season average in program history. The total attendance during the season was 12,427.

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