Bloomington, Ind. - A pair of Indiana
goals in the final 20 minutes of regulation resulted in the Nebraska soccer
team's first Big Ten Conference loss on Sunday afternoon at Armstrong Stadium
by a score of 2-1. After winning its first two conference games over
Northwestern and Purdue, the Huskers now hold an overall record of 5-4-1 and a
2-1-0 record in league play.
two teams matched each other back-and-forth in the first half and went into the
locker room tied at 0-0. Nebraska got off seven shots and Indiana attempted
six, while each goalie had two saves.
Huskers were first to strike in the second half, as Stacy Bartels scored her
fifth goal of the season and her first conference goal at 49:14. After notching
a pair of hat tricks in NU's last two games, Morgan Marlborough crossed to
Bartels, who put in the header at the back post. Nebraska continued to hold a
1-0 lead over the next 20 minutes until Orianica Velasquez put in the
Samp started the goal with a chip shot that got over the Husker defense, which
Orianica gathered and then beat NU goalie Emma Stevens high to tie the game.
The Hoosiers stuck once again at 80:30 on a rebound shot. Lisa Nouanesengsy
blasted a shot that Stevens was able to block, but not hold onto, resulting in an
easy goal for Devon Beach.
would get off three shots in the final 10 minutes in an attempt to tie the
game, but were unable to remain unbeaten in league play.
Huskers will now return to Lincoln for a pair of games against Michigan State
and Michigan. The Spartans will visit the Nebraska Soccer Field on Friday,
Sept. 30, at 4:30 p.m., while NU will host the Wolverines on Sunday, Oct. 2, at
1 p.m. Check Huskers.com later this week for more information.