Lincoln - Sophomore forward
Mayme Conroy scored her 12th and 13th goals of the season to tie Friday
afternoon's game at 2-2 with just over five minutes to play in regulation, but
the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-7-1, 6-4-1 Big Ten) responded with a pair of goals
to escape Lincoln with a 4-2 win over the Nebraska soccer team (7-11-1, 4-7-0
Big Ten). Even with the loss in their regular-season
finale, the Huskers season continues when they open play at next week's Big Ten
Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will play at either 9:30 a.m. (CT) or
3:30 p.m. (CT).
Huskers now have to wait until the completion of Indiana's 6 p.m. (CT) game
with Ohio State to find out where they will be seeded at next week's Big Ten
Tournament. With a loss by the Hoosiers, NU will secure the No. 7 seed at the
tournament, but will fall to the No. 8 seed following a win or tie by the
Gophers struck early in the game with a pair of goals in the first half to take
a 2-0 lead into halftime. The Huskers got seven shots off in the first half,
but were unable to find a way to get the ball by Gopher goalie Cat Parkhill.
Huskers continued to fight and finally broke through at 76:18 when Caroline
Flynn drew three defenders and passed the ball to Caroline Gray, who sliced the
ball to an open Conroy at the top of the box from 40 yards away. Conroy got a
step on a Minnesota defender and fired from 15 yards in front of the net to get
the Huskers on the board. The Omaha native struck again at 84:54 with a header
off a cross from Maritza Hayes.
the game tied at 2-2 and less than five minutes remaining, the Gophers' Lauren
Bauer put in her first goal of the season at 87:55, as she buried a header off
a corner kick from Taylor Wodnick. Allie Phillps also scored at 88:44 on an
open goal, as NU goalie Emma Stevens was away from the goal trying to help push
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