December 20, 2014

NU soccer picks up second straight OT victory

The Nebraska soccer team (7-9-1, 4-5-0 Big Ten) picked up a big road win on Thursday night with a 2-1 overtime victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-4-3, 2-4-3 Big Ten).

With the game tied at 1-1, sophomore Caroline Gray delivered her second goal of the season with less than one minute to go in the first overtime period to secure the Huskers’ second straight overtime victory of the Hawkeyes.

The Huskers and Hawkeyes entered the game tied for seventh in the Big Ten Conference standing and with two games remaining in the regular season, the Huskers need to finish in seventh place to guarantee a bid to the Big Ten Tournament.

Junior Stacy Bartels broke the 0-0 deadlock at 52:56 with her second goal of the year right in front of the goal following a corner kick from Gray. The lead didn’t last long, as Katherine Lewis put in a penalty kick less than two minutes later to tie the game.