Huskers Top Longhorns, 4-3
With the win,
“I thought we played great,” NU Head Coach John Walker said. “We’re doing the small things we need to do to win games and there’s good belief in what we’re doing. It was a true team effort and there is a great sense of belief in the locker room.”
The Longhorns scored first just 3:05 into the game, the fastest goal NU has allowed this season. The Huskers then took the lead for good on back-to-back goals at 8:00 and 8:43 into the game.
Baker took a shot that
Then it was Baker’s turn to score just 43 seconds later. Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Wright launched a kick to just outside the opposite box and Baker was able to run it down and put it past Gagarin.
Sophomore Brittany Timko added her Big 12 leading 13th goal of the season at 27:05 to give
The Longhorns closed the gap to 3-2 at the half after Caitlin Kennedy scored from just inside the box at 27:55.
Baker scored her second goal of the game 15:33 into the second half on a great individual effort. Baker took a ball 30 yards out and beat a defender before splitting a double team, turning, and firing the ball into the back of the net from 10 yards out.
In goal, Wright recorded five saves for NU, while Gagarin made six saves in her first start of the year for
In the game, Baker tied a season and career high with two goals and set new career highs with two assists and six points in a game. The Bixby, Okla., native also tied a career high by recording her 20th point of the season. As a freshman in 2002, Baker also scored 20 points for the season.