Lincoln - Junior Morgan Marlborough earned a
share of the Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week award for the second time in
2011 on Monday after posting a hat trick in Nebraska's 3-1 conference-opening
win over Northwestern on Sunday. Michigan State's Laura Heyboer was also picked
for the honor after scoring five goals on the weekend in wins over Detroit
(4-3, OT) and Purdue (2-1), including a hat trick against Detroit.
game was the first-ever Big Ten Conference game for the University of Nebraska and
the Huskers improved to 8-0-0 when opening conference play at home. Head Coach
John Walker's squad also improved its all-time record against Big Ten teams to
made her conference debut in dramatic style with her second hat trick of the
season and the fourth of her career. She also became just the fourth Husker in
school history to score 50 or more goals in a career and now sits third on
Nebraska's career list with 51 goals, trailing Christine Latham (69) and Kim
Engesser (53). The junior tied a career high with a goal in six straight games,
dating back to the Huskers loss at Denver. Marlborough also scored in six
straight games as a freshman in 2009.
earned her first conference honor on Monday, Sept. 5, after scoring five goals during
a pair of wins over Arkansas and Northern Arizona. She notched her first hat trick
of 2011 in the 8-1 win over Northern Arizona.
will now hit the road for a pair of conference games in the state of Indiana.
The Huskers will meet Purdue on Friday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. (CT) in West
Lafayette, Ind., before traveling to Bloomington, Ind., for a Noon game on
Sunday, Sept. 25, against Indiana. Sunday's game is schedule to be shown live