- The Nebraska soccer team saw its 2011 season come to a close on Friday night
with a 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Gophers at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.
Sophomore Stacy Bartels tied a career high with two goals to lead the Huskers,
while junior Jordan Jackson also added a goal for NU.
three goals scored by the Huskers matched a season high for goals allowed by
the Gophers, as they also allowed three to Michigan State in a 3-0 loss to the
Spartans on Sept. 25. Minnesota freshman Taylor Uhl was too much for NU, as the
freshman notched her second hat trick of the season.
their postseason hopes on the line, the Huskers jumped on the board right away
with Bartels' first goal less than 30 seconds into the game. All-American
Morgan Marlborough notched her sixth assist of the season when she found
Bartels for her sixth goal of the year. Uhl would score her first goal of the
game at 11:54 to tie the game.
would add to two more goals in the first half to take a 3-1 lead into halftime
following goals from Shari Eckstrom and Olivia Bagnall.
Reinders found the back of the net at 49:22 for her first goal of the season to
push the Gophers' lead to 4-1. The Huskers didn't give up though, as Bartels
would come calling again at 53:21. Senior Michaella Fulmer produced her first
point of the season when she found Bartels in the box to help setup the
sophomore's second goal of the game. Uhl responded though on UM's next
possession to again put the Huskers in a three-goal hole.
the Huskers kept fighting and Jackson cut the Gopher lead to two with just
under 20 minutes left in regulation at 71:17. Marlborough produced another
assist when she connected with Jackson for her eighth goal of the season.
completed the hat trick with less than two minutes to go in the game when NU
goalie Emma Stevens came away from the net to try and assist the Husker
offense, but Uhl got to the ball first and was able to put the ball in an empty
Huskers end the 2011 season with a 7-10-1 record overall, as well as a 4-7-0
record in their first season as members of the Big Ten Conference.