October 31, 2014

Husker soccer gets back to .500 with win over Indiana

A strong second half propelled the Nebraska soccer team to a 3-0 win over Indiana at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon.

Caroline Flynn, Mayme Conroy and Jaycie Johnson each scored goals for the Huskers, while Kelly Schatz and Erika Johnson combined for the shutout. Schatz earned one save in 75 minutes of action before Johnson finished the final 15 minutes.

In the 12th minute, Conroy crossed to Flynn, who knocked it in from five yards out. Flynn’s goal marked her third of the season, as the Huskers took a 1-0 lead into halftime.

Conroy added a goal of her own in the 79th minute off a pass from Katie Kraeutner. Conroy’s goal marked her seventh of the season, and Kraeutner’s assist was her second of the 2014 campaign.

In the 85th minute, Johnson went the distance from midfield, juking the goalkeeper before scoring to give NU a 3-0 advantage. The goal marked Johnson’s 11th of the season, and second of the weekend.


Husker soccer continues to struggle in Big Ten play

Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored her ninth goal of the season in the 31st minute to give NU an early 1-0 lead, but the Minnesota Golden Gophers scored three to win 3-1 on Thursday.

The Gophers tied the score, 1-1, in the 42nd minute when Josee Stiever scored off an assist from Simone Kolander. Kolander also assisted on Minnesota’s second goal, as Taylor Stainbrook knocked it in to the top right corner of the goal to give the Gophers a 2-1 advantage. In the 68th minute, Stainbrook added her second goal of the game, this time off an assist from Rashida Beal.

Nebraska falls to 5-7-2 on the season, with a 1-5-2 record in the Big Ten. Minnesota improves to 7-6-1 overall, and holds a 4-3-1 mark in conference play.

The Huskers return home to the Nebraska Soccer Field for a pair of Big Ten matches next weekend. NU faces Purdue on Friday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. (CT) before battling Indiana on Sunday, Oct. 19 at noon.

NU’s Conroy picks up Big Ten soccer honor

Senior forward Mayme Conroy earned Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors after scoring three goals in two games last week.

Conroy, an Omaha, Neb., native, tallied two goals in Sunday’s 4-3 overtime triumph over Maryland, including the game winner in the 96th minute. Her first score of the game came in the 22nd minute off an assist from Katie Kraeutner. On Thursday, Conroy delivered in the 37th minute against No. 25 Rutgers, helping the Huskers’ to a 1-1 tie at the Nebraska Soccer Field. She took three shots in 105 minutes of action while facing the Scarlet Knights.

For the season, Conroy has five goals, two of which were game winners, and one assist for a total of 11 points. She has started all 11 games and has compiled 26 shots, 14 of which have been on goal.

The Huskers (5-4-2, 1-2-2 Big Ten) hit the road for a pair of matches in Michigan this week. NU faces the Wolverines on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., on Big Ten Network, before battling the Spartans on Sunday at noon.

NU soccer gets past Maryland

Senior Mayme Conroy scored two goals, including the game winner, to lead Nebraska (5-4-2, 1-2-2 Big Ten) to a 4-3 overtime victory over Maryland at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon.

In the 96th minute, senior Jourden Casey crossed the ball to Conroy, who gathered control five yards out and knocked it in to the back of the net. The goal came after 90 minutes of back and forth scoring, as senior Caroline Gray and sophomore Jaycie Johnson also delivered for the Husker offense.

Johnson assisted on NU’s first goal of the game when she passed it back to Gray, who scored from 35 yards out to the right side of the net beyond the goalkeeper’s reach in the 17th minute. Gray’s goal marked her second of the season and tied the game 1-1 after Maryland’s Sarah Fichtner scored in the second minute.

In the 22nd minute, Conroy scored her first goal of the game after receiving a pass from Katie Kraeutner near midfield. The goal gave Nebraska a brief 2-1 lead before the Terrapins’ Cory Ryan scored in the 41st minute to tie the game going into halftime.
In the 68th minute, Johnson ran past the goalkeeper and headed the ball in off a pass from Casey to build a 3-2 advantage. Six minutes later, Maryland responded as Shade Pratt scored to tie the game 3-3.

Nebraska goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned two saves in 96 minutes of action.

The Huskers hit the road next week to take on Michigan and Michigan State. NU faces the Wolverines on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., on Big Ten Network, before battling the Spartans on Sunday, Oct. 5 at noon.

Story courtesy NU Athletics

3rd ranked Creighton soccer remains undefeated at win over UIC

The No. 3 Creighton men’s soccer team defeated UIC 3-1 at Morrison Stadium Tuesday night.  The Bluejays never trailed in the contest, extending their streak to six straight matches this season in which Creighton has yet to fall behind. An early goal from CU sophomore Fabian Herbers put the Jays ahead. He later assisted on the game-winning score by junior Timo Pitter in the second half to secure the victory.

Creighton improves to 5-0-1 with the win while UIC drops to 3-2-1 with the setback. It marks the first victory in the series for the Bluejays against UIC in three attempts – all at Morrison Stadium.