October 23, 2014

Husker soccer falls to Michigan in double OT

The Nebraska soccer team (5-7-1, 2-3-0 Big Ten) dropped a 2-1 double-OT final on Sunday afternoon to the 22nd ranked Michigan Wolverines (10-2-1, 4-0-1). UM’s Nkem Ezurike buried the game winner only 37 seconds into the second overtime period to keep the Wolverines undefeated in Big Ten play.

Michigan held a 22-16 advantage in shots on the afternoon, but Nebraska made the most of its 16 attempts, as nine were on goal.  Michigan’s Chloe Sosenko scored her first goal of the season at 71:14 following a corner kick to open the scoring, but NU answered on Mayme Conroy’s team-leading eighth goal of the season less than a minute later at 71:55 to tie the game.  Each team notched one shot in the first overtime, but was unable to score, setting the table for Ezurike’s game winner in double overtime.

The Huskers head back on the road next Friday, when they travel to Madison, Wis., for a 7 p.m. game with Wisconsin Badgers. Friday’s game will be the Huskers’ only game of the weekend.