Game 5 - at
Series History - NU
When - Friday,
Aug. 31 (7 p.m.)
Where - Betty
Lou Mays Soccer Field
Live Video - None
Live Radio - BaylorBears.com
Live Stats - BaylorBears.com
Game 6 - at
Series History - First
When - Sunday,
Sept. 2 (Noon)
Where - Gettler
Live Video - GoBearcats.com
Live Radio - None
Live Stats - GoBearcats.com
Lincoln - After hosting the Husker Classic last weekend and going
1-1, including a win over New Mexico and an overtime loss to then No. 16
Virginia Tech, the Nebraska soccer team hits the road for its final two road non-conference
games of the season.
The Huskers start the weekend on Friday night in Waco,
Texas, with a 7 p.m. game against the Baylor Bears at Betty Lou Mays Soccer
Field. The Bears are 3-1-0 on the year and received votes in the latest
NSCAA/Continental Tire top-25 poll. Nebraska holds a 12-6-2 lead in the
all-time series with Baylor. Last season's meeting in Lincoln was a defensive
struggle, as it ended in a 0-0 tie following two overtime periods.
There will not be a video stream of the game, but BaylorBears.com
will provide both a live audio stream and live stats of the game.
Nebraska then heads to Cincinnati, Ohio, to take on the
Cincinnati Bearcats at Noon on Sunday at Geggler Stadium. It will mark the
first ever meeting between the two programs.
Entering the weekend, the Bearcats are 2-0-1 on the year
with wins over North Carolina State and Northeastern, after opening the season
with a tie at Elon. Cincinnati plays its fourth game of the season on Friday
night when it hosts Eastern Kentucky.
GoBearCats.com will provide a live video stream of the
game (subscription required) and live stats.
Young Fire Power
All five of NU's goals this season have been scored by
freshmen or sophomores.
Sophomore Mayme Conroy leads the team with two goals,
while sophomore Hannah Dittmar, freshman Katie Kraeutner and freshman Jaylyn
Odermann have each scored one goal.
Tough Road Ahead
In the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire top-25 rankings two
Big Ten teams were ranked, including No. 8 Penn State and No. 14 Wisconsin. Three
teams were also receiving votes, including Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.
Romero Still in Japan
Junior Ari Romero and the Mexican Under-20 National Team
has advanced past the group stage at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, as Mexico is one
of eight countries that has advanced to quarter finals, which start on
Thursday, Aug. 28. It marks the second straight U-20 World Cup that they have
advanced to the quarter finals.
Mexico will face Nigeria on Thursday at 2 a.m. (CT) in
Tokyo and will play at National Stadium. With a win, Mexico will take on the
winner of Friday's game between Team USA and North Korea on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The four teams on the other side of the bracket include, Germany, Norway, Japan
and South Korea.
In three games during group play, Romero started each
game and played all 270 minutes of the three contests. She also leads the
Mexicans in assists with two.
After Mexico dropped its first game during group play
against Japan on Aug. 19, it responded with a pair of shutout wins over
Switzerland (2-0) and New Zealand (4-0) to earn a spot in the quarter finals.
Mexico failed to survive the group phase in 2002
(Canada), 2006 (Russia) and 2008 (Chile), before winning its group at the 2010
World Cup in Germany, but lost in the quarter-final stage to Korea Republic.
Mexico earned a trip to the tournament by placing third
at CONCACAF qualifying this past March, as a 5-0 win over host nation Panama
secured the bid. Mexico has taken part in four of the last five FIFA U-20
Women's World Cup tournaments, but have never advanced past the quarter-final
If Mexico advances past the quarter-final stage, the
semi-final stage starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and the finals are scheduled for
Saturday, Sept. 9.
Junior goalie Emma Stevens entered the 2012 season ranked
eighth on the Huskers all-time saves list with 100 saves.
The Corona, Calif., native enters the weekend tied with
Jessica Mills (2007-09) for sixth on the list with 124 saves.
Hornbacher (1996-97) sits in fifth place with 141 saves.
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