Series History - NU leads, 2-0-1
When - Friday, Oct. 7 (4 p.m.)
Where - Nebraska Soccer Field
Live Video - Huskers.com (Premium)
Live Radio - KRNU.unl.edu (Free)
Live Stats - Huskers.com
Lincoln - The Nebraska soccer team (5-6-1, 2-3-0 Big Ten) will try to put an end to its three-game losing streak on Friday, Oct. 7, when the Huskers host the Wisconsin Badgers (7-4-2, 2-1-2 Big Ten) at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Slated for a 4 p.m. kickoff, the Huskers and Badgers have previously met on three occasions as non-conference foes, with the Huskers holding a 2-0-1 advantage in the series. The last meeting came on Sept. 1, 2006, when the two teams tied, 2-2, in Lincoln.
Nebraska and Wisconsin are each looking to get back on the winning track as neither team has posted a win in its last three games. NU won it's first two Big Ten games of the season over Northwestern and Purdue, before losing three straight. The Badgers posted wins over Penn State and Michigan State, but then followed the wins up with two ties and a loss to Ohio State.
Friday's game will be streamed live on Huskers.com, but a subscription to HuskersNside is needed. UNL's student radio station, KRNU, will also broadcast the game and fans outside of Lincoln can find the stream here online at krnu.unl.edu. As always, Huskers.com will have live stats.
The Huskers will play just once this weekend, as they will be off on Sunday. NU will hit the road for games with Penn State and Ohio State next weekend, with Sunday's game against the Buckeyes streamed on BTN.com.
- The Badgers started the Big Ten season with wins over Penn State and Michigan State, but has since tied Michigan and Minnesota, while also losing to Ohio State.
- After dropping its first game of the season to defending national champion Notre Dame (2-0), Wisconsin went on a five-game winning streak before losing to Central Michigan and Milwaukee.
- Wisconsin hasn't scored more than three goals in any game this season and only did that on one occasion in a 3-1 win over Dayton.
- The Badgers are 4-2-1 overall on the road this season and 1-0-1 during Big Ten play on the road.
- Cara Walls (6) and Laurie Nosbusch (4) have scored 10 of the Badgers' 17 goals on the year. Nebraska's Morgan Marlborough has scored 16 goals this season.
- Since conference play started, the Badgers lead the conference with seven yellow cards.
- During Big Ten play, Wisconsin goalie Michele Dalton is tied for second with a goals-against average of 0.73. Penn State's Erin McNulty leads the conference with a 0.43 GAA.
Leader of the Pack
Junior Morgan Marlborough leads the country in both goals per game (1.33) and points per game (3.00).
The Big Ten is well represented on the national goals per game list with three players ranked in the top four. Michigan State's Laura Heyboer ranks third (1.15) and Penn State Maya Hayes is fourth (1.14).
Movin' On Up
Morgan Marlborough continues to climb up the Nebraska career goals chart and is now sits second with 55 career goals. The junior started the season in seventh place and has passed two-time All-American Brittany Timko (41), 1996 All-American Kari Uppinghouse (42), 2000 All-American Meghan Anderson (48), 1996 All-American Lindsay Eddleman (50) and 1998 All-Americans Kim Engesser (53).
Christine Latham (1999-2002) holds the school record with 69 career goals.
NU vs. B1G
Historically, the Huskers hold a 18-8-2 record against teams from the Big Ten Conference. NU has played at least one game against every team in the conference except Ohio State and Penn State. The Huskers will play both teams next weekend.
Nebraska is undefeated against Minnesota (5-0-0), Iowa (3-0-0) and Wisconsin (2-0-1).
One More to Go
With one more hat trick this season, Morgan Marlborough will break a pair of school records that are held by Kim Engesser. Marlborough is currently tied with Engesser for both hat tricks in a season (3) and career hat tricks (5).
Keeping the Lead
The Huskers are a perfect 4-0 this season when going into halftime with the lead. Nebraska has just one win this year when they are either tied (1-3-0) or trailing (0-3-1) when heading into halftime.
In Need of a Win
The Huskers enter Friday's game in ninth place in the Big Ten standings and need to get to seventh place by the end of the season to guarantee a bid to the conference tournament. Only the eight teams are invited to the tournament and the host school, Northwestern, receives an automatic bid. The Wildcats currently sit 12th in the standings with a 0-5-0 record, which means the Huskers need to climb into one of the top-seven spots to secure a bid to the postseason.
Here to Help
Senior Molly Thomas hasn't put in a goal yet this season, but the Omaha native is doing her part in helping her teammates score goals. Thomas' six assists on the season are one shy of tying her career-high seven assists in 2009. Thomas ranks first in the conference since league play began with four assists.