Both matches will be streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Host Pair of Non-Conference Foes

By NU Athletic Communications

Game 5
#20 Oklahoma vs. Nebraska
Friday, Sept. 5 l Lincoln, Neb. l 5:30 p.m.
Stadium: Nebraska Soccer Field
Capacity: 3,500
Series History: NU leads, 12-3-1
Video: Big Ten Digital Network
Live Stats:

Game 6
North Dakota vs. Nebraska
Sunday, Sept. 7 l Lincoln, Neb. l 1 p.m.
Stadium: Nebraska Soccer Field
Capacity: 3,500
Series History: NU leads, 1-0-0
Video: Big Ten Digital Network
Live Stats:

Following its weekend sweep, the Nebraska soccer team (3-1) returns home to the Nebraska Soccer Field to host No. 20 Oklahoma on Friday at 5:30 p.m. (CT) and North Dakota on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Huskers and Sooners are meeting for the 17th time in series history, with NU holding a 12-3-1 advantage. Nebraska fell in the most recent meeting between the former Big 12 rivals by a 2-1 margin on the road in 2012.

Sunday’s match against North Dakota marks the second time the teams will have met. The Huskers emerged with a 6-1 triumph over UND in 2009.

Both matches will be streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network and stats will be available on

Last Time Out: Huskers Sweep Butler, Marquette in Dramatic Fashion
Nebraska took down Butler, 1-0, on Friday, Aug. 29 at the Nebraska Soccer Field before defeating Marquette, 3-2, on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Valley Fields in Milwaukee, Wis.

The Huskers outshot the Bulldogs 17-2, but it wasn’t until Caroline Flynn’s goal in the 83rd minute that NU got on the scoreboard. Flynn scored from 30 yards out to the top left corner of the net from the right side of the field. Goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned two saves during the shutout.

Against the Golden Eagles, Nebraska trailed 2-0 before scoring three goals in the final 26 minutes en route to a 3-2 triumph. Jaycie Johnson scored twice, making her first goal in the 65th minute before adding the game winner off an assist from Caroline Gray in the 83rd minute. Mayme Conroy added a goal for the Huskers in the 69th minute.

Huskers Split Opening Weekend Games
Nebraska opened the regular season on Friday, Aug. 22 with a 4-0 victory over SMU before falling to DePaul, 2-1, on Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

Against the Mustangs, goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned a shutout in her first career start at the position. She compiled five saves, four of which came in the second half. Caroline Gray, Caroline Flynn, Jaycie Johnson and Sydney Miramontez each scored for the Huskers in the home opener.

Against the Blue Demons, Johnson scored the lone goal for the Huskers in the 89th minute off an assist from Flynn, but DePaul had already built a 2-0 lead. Elise Wyatt scored for the Blue Demons in the 16th minute before Abby Reed added a goal in the 85th minute.

Scouting the Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma is 2-1-1 after splitting matches against top 10 opponents last weekend. The Sooners upset No. 6 Florida, 2-1, before narrowly falling to No. 2 Florida State, 1-0, at home. Oklahoma opened the season on Aug. 22 with a 2-0 win over Oklahoma State before tying Utah 1-1 on Aug. 24. Friday’s match against the Huskers marks the Sooners’ first road game of the 2014 campaign.

Rachel Ressler leads Oklahoma in goals with two this season. Abby Hodgen, Lizzie Luallin and Devin Barrett have each scored once for the Sooners in 2014. Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Fahrner has 18 saves on the season in more than 371 minutes of play.

Scouting North Dakota
North Dakota enters Sunday’s contest with a 1-2 record, its lone victory a 3-0 triumph over Chicago State on Aug. 29. UND opened the season on Aug. 22 with a 1-0 loss to North Dakota State and fell by a 6-0 margin to Green Bay on Aug. 31.

Caitlin Dahl, Zoe Berlinquette and Austin Overson have each scored once this season, while goalkeeper Kristi Hestdalen has earned 18 saves in 270 minutes of action.

Huskers Showing Ability to Score Late
In each of its last three games, Nebraska has scored in the final eight minutes, delivering the game-winning score twice in that stretch. On Aug. 29 against Butler, Caroline Flynn broke a scoreless tie with her goal in the 83rd minute. Two days later, Jaycie Johnson also scored in the 83rd minute to break a 2-2 tie at Marquette.

On Aug. 24, despite a loss against DePaul at home, Johnson scored in the 89th minute off an assist from Flynn. In Nebraska’s season-opening win over SMU, the Huskers’ final goal came in the 75th minute from Sydney Miramontez. Prior to her goal, NU led the game 3-0.

Johnson Continues to Produce on Offense
Nebraska’s leading goal scorer from 2013, Jaycie Johnson, started 2014 where she left off from last season and has four goals through four games.

During the first weekend, Johnson scored one goal against SMU and added an additional score against DePaul. Last weekend Johnson was scoreless in the Butler game before producing two goals at Marquette, including the game winner in the 83rd minute.

A Lake Winnebago, Mo. native, Johnson has taken 16 shots this season, 11 of which have been on goal.

Final Season at Nebraska Soccer Field
The Huskers are in their 10th and final season at the Nebraska Soccer Field before moving into the Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex next season. Since moving to campus in 2005, NU has compiled a 65-25-12 record and has nine home games remaining in 2014.

2014 Season Outlook
Nebraska’s 2014 team includes five seniors in Head Coach John Walker’s 21st season at the helm of the school’s soccer program. The Huskers also welcomed back All-Big Ten second-team member Jaycie Johnson, who is a sophomore in 2014 after leading the team with 17 goals last season. The Huskers added 12 newcomers in the offseason in addition to their 12 returning letterwinners from 2013.

Huskers to Make Three BTN Appearances
Nebraska will appear on the Big Ten Network three times this season, while also making seven Big Ten Digital Network showings.

The Huskers open BTN’s 2014 soccer coverage on Thursday, Sept. 11 against Northwestern at the Nebraska Soccer Field. The game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

Nebraska will host Big Ten newcomer Maryland on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m., on BTN. The game was originally set for 1 p.m., but was changed for TV scheduling. NU’s final regular season appearance on the network comes at Michigan on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m.


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