Lincoln - Morgan Marlborough's
overtime goal from Kate Goetzmann ended a defensive battle that resulted in no
goals by either team in regulation. The goal was Marlborough's sixth game
winner of the season, her 19th goal of the year and her 58 career
goal as a Husker.
the win, the Huskers move closer to a bid to the Big Ten Tournament, as their
record now sits at 7-8-1 overall and 4-5-0 in conference play. The win also
moved the Huskers ahead of the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten standing, as Iowa had a
two-point lead over NU entering Thursday's game.
defense was just as important in the win, as they continually stopped the Hawkeyes,
who had 10 corner kicks in the game. Goalie Emma Stevens headlined the defense
with her six saves and third shutout of the season. The Huskers only allowed 13
shots on the day, while NU's offense kept up their attack with 23 shots.
the defenses kept each other off the scoreboard for over 98 minutes, Marlborough
was able to put in the game winner on a beautiful cross from Goetzmann, who was
just across midfield. Marlborough received the ball at the top of the box with
three Iowa defenders around her, but the All-American was able to make a few
nifty moves and find an opening. Once she was free, the junior from Lee's
Summit, Mo., pinpointed a low shot at the left corner of the net at 98:56 to
send the Huskers to victory.
had a great chance in regulation to put a goal on the board, but Maddie
Hanssler's header hit the crossbar. Marlborough sent in the cross from near the
sideline and Hanssler timed her jump just right, but put the ball a few inches
too high. Just minutes before Marlborough's game winner, Mayme Conroy also had
a header that couldn't find the back of
the net, as Iowa goalie Emily Moran captured one of her nine saves on the day.
two games remaining in the regular season, the Huskers now turn their attention
to No. 25 Illinois. The Fighting Illini will visit the Nebraska Soccer Field on
Sunday for a 1 p.m. game, which will be streamed live on BTN.com.