Columbus, Ohio - A pair of second
half goals from junior Morgan Marlborough and a career-high 11 saves from Emma
Stevens powered the Nebraska soccer team to a 3-2 win over the Ohio State
Buckeyes (10-7-1, 3-4-1). The Huskers, who are 6-8-1 overall and 3-5-0 during
Big Ten play, snapped a five-game losing streak with the win and now have three
games left in the conference season to try and get above .500 on the year.
Buckeyes were on the attack all day with 26 shots, including 14 on goal, to set
a season-high for the most shots by a NU opponent this season. Stevens stepped
up to the challenge though with her 11 stops, which was four more than her
previous career high of seven.
scoring for Nebraska started early in game when the Huskers caught a break at 11:04,
when an Ohio State defender knocked the ball into the their own goal. NU put a
ball into the box and when an OSU player tried to clear it out, they deflected it
instead into the net. The Buckeyes would answer 15 minutes later with Lauren
Granberg's third goal of the season. Kiiri Kuld crossed the ball to Paige Maxwell,
who passed the ball to Granberg in the box for the shot from six yards out.
Buckeyes posted 10 shots on goal in the first half, as Stevens shattered her
previous saves record with nine in the first half alone.
gave Nebraska 2-1 at the 50 minute mark when she finished off a loose ball in
the box. Mayme Conroy and Stacy Bartels earned assists on Marlborough's 17th
goal of the season. The Husker junior added her second goal of the game and her
18th of the season 20 minutes later to seal the game. Marlborough
broke away from the pack and finished close to the goal to put in the eventual
game winner, her fifth of the season.
Buckeyes scored once more at 80:51 on Danielle Scoliere's first goal of the
season to cut the Husker lead in half, but OSU was never able to find the equalizer
in the final nine minutes of regulation.
Huskers will return home for their final home games of the year this week.
Nebraska will welcome Iowa to the Nebraska Soccer Field on Thursday, Oct. 20,
at 4 p.m. before Illinois visits on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. Both games will
be streamed live on BTN.com.