Emma Stevens and the Huskers host Purude on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Host Big Ten Home Opener

By NU Athletic Communications

Game 10 - Purdue
Series History -
NU leads, 3-1-0
When -
 Friday, Sept. 21 (4:30 p.m.)
Where -
Nebraska Soccer Field
Live Video -
Live Stats -

Game 11 - Indiana
Series History -
Tied, 1-1-0
When -
 Sunday, Sept. 23 (1 p.m.)
Where -
Nebraska Soccer Field
Live Video -
Live Stats -

Lincoln - With the non-conference part of its schedule now complete, the Nebraska soccer team (4-4-1, 1-0-0) has 10 Big Ten Conference games left on the 2012 schedule.

After opening Big Ten play last Friday with a 2-0 win on the road at Northwestern, the Huskers host their conference home opener on Friday, Sept. 21, when they play host to the Purdue Boilermakers (5-3-1, 0-1-0) for a 4:30 p.m. game at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

The Huskers hold a 3-1-0 all-time advantage over the Boilermakers, including a 3-0 win in West Lafayette, Ind., last season. Purdue enters the game one-game back in the Big Ten standings after dropping its Big Ten opener to Michigan State on the road.

Friday's game is scheduled to be streamed live on BTN.com (subscription required) and live stats will be available at Huskers.com.

Nebraska will complete the weekend when it hosts the Indiana Hoosiers for a 1 p.m. game on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Sunday's game will be a Pepsi Pack the House game, which means general admission tickets are $1 and Pepsi products are also $1. The two teams have split two previous meetings in the all-time series.

The Hoosiers enter the weekend with a 5-3-1 overall record an a 0-1-0 conference record after they fell to Michigan, 3-0, last weekend on the road in Ann Arbor.

Sunday's game is scheduled to be streamed live on BTN.com (subscription required) and live stats will be available at Huskers.com.

Starting Strong
With a 2-0 win over Northwestern in its 2012 Big Ten Conference opener, the Nebraska soccer team is now 16-1-0 all-time in conference openers, including a 2-0-0 record in Big Ten openers.

As a member of the Big 12 Conference from 1996 to 2010, the Huskers held a 14-1-0 record in conference openers, including a perfect 7-0-0 record when they opened the conference season at home.

The only time the Huskers have opened the conference season with a loss was during the 2009 season, when NU lost to Colorado in Boulder by a score of 1-0.

Missing Link
The Nebraska soccer team played its first seven games of the season without the services of senior forward Jordan Jackson, who was sidelines with a knee injury.

Jackson made her season debut in Nebraska's Big Ten opener on Friday, Sept.  14 against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., and made an immediate impact. The 2011 All-Big Ten second-team pick was part of both goals in NU's 2-0 win, as she scored the Huskers' first goal of the game and assisted on Mayme Conroy's team-leading fourth goal of the season.

Young Fire Power
Of the Huskers' 14 goals this season, 12 of the  goals have been scored by freshmen or sophomores, including five from NU's freshmen class.

Senior Jordan Jackson and junior Stacy Bartels are the only junior s or seniors to score a goal in 2012.

Sophomore Mayme Conroy leads the team with four goals after scoring one as a true freshman last season. Freshman Katie Kraeutner and sophomore Hannah Dittmar rank second on the team with two goals each, while freshman Jaylyn Odermann, freshman Alex Massey, freshman Caroline Flynn and sophomore Caroline Gray have each scored one goal.

Charting Saves
Junior goalie Emma Stevens entered the 2012 season ranked eighth on the Huskers all-time saves list with 110 saves.

The Corona, Calif., native enters the weekend in sole possession of sixth place on the all-time chart with 132 saves, one ahead of Jessica Mills (2007-09).

Rebecca Hornbacher (1996-97) sits in fifth place with 141 saves.

Stevens recently set a personal best with 204:54 minutes of scoreless play in net over a four-game span. The streak started against Baylor on Friday, Aug. 31 and ended during the Northern Colorado game on Sunday, Sept. 16.

No Losses
The Huskers are currently on an unbeaten streak of four games with a 3-0-1 record. The last time the Huskers had a streak of more than three games without a loss was during the 2010 season when they beat Texas Tech, Iowa State and Missouri, before tying Oklahoma.

The last time NU strung together five straight games without a loss was also in 2010, when they won five straight games after opening the season with a loss to New Mexico.


More News Sponsor - First National Bank


Tickets Sponsor - StubHub