September 14, 2014

Wayne State freshman goalie shuts out UNK

Josie Brown scored in the 10th minute while freshman goalkeeper Margaret Harma registered her first collegiate win with a shutout to lead Wayne State College in a 1-0 women’s soccer win at Nebraska-Kearney Wednesday evening at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium in Kearney. WSC improves to 1-0-1 on the season while the host Lopers fall to 0-2-1.

The Wildcats scored the lone goal of the contest in the 10th minute when Josie Brown kicked in a shot from in the box following a save off her own shot at the 10:25 mark.

Wayne State held a 9-6 edge in shots over the Lopers include 7-3 in shots on goal. WSC had one more corner kick than UNK, 4-3, while the Wildcats were called for 13 fouls to just four on UNK.  Brown led WSC offensively with four shots, including the lone goal of the contest. Mallory Hoyt added three shots while Kelsea Lambert and McKenna Adams were each credited with one shot.

Wayne State returns to action Thursday afternoon traveling to Augustana College for a 5 p.m. match in the Northern Sun Conference opener.

Husker soccer rallies from two-goal deficit for first road win

Facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half, the Nebraska soccer team (3-1) rallied with three goals over the final 26 minutes to defeat Marquette, 3-2, at Valley Fields on Sunday afternoon.  Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored a pair of goals, giving her four on the season.

Johnson put the Huskers on the board in the 65th minute and her second goal of the day in the 83rd minute off an assist from senior Caroline Gray to put Nebraska up for good.  All three of Johnson’s shots on Sunday were on goal as Nebraska totaled seven against the Golden Eagles’ defense.  Senior Mayme Conroy also scored for the Huskers  in the 69th minute.

Nebraska goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned four saves over 90 minutes of play. Marquette took 13 shots for the game as Jacie Jermier and Alex Heffron scored goals for the Golden Eagles. Jermier’s goal came in the 14th minute from a free kick, while Heffron scored in the 61st minute off an assist from Ann Marie Lynch.

Nebraska completes a 2-0 weekend after taking down Butler on Friday night at the Nebraska Soccer Field with a 1-0 win.

The Huskers return home for a pair of matches next weekend at the Nebraska Soccer Field. On Friday, NU hosts Oklahoma at 5:30 p.m. (CT) before a Sunday match against North Dakota at 1 p.m.

Creighton men’s soccer off to 2-0 start after shutout on Sunday night.

The Creighton men’s soccer team edged Santa Clara 1-0 at Morrison Stadium Sunday night after a long weather delay between halves.
Creighton freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin scored his second career goal and game-winning tally of the season in the 59th minute. SeniorJose Ribas assisted on the score. With the win the Bluejays improve to 2-0-0. It marks the 19th consecutive season that Creighton stands unbeaten after two contests.

The first half ended in a scoreless draw. Santa Clara led Creighton 3-1 in shots on goal and 4-1 in corner kicks.  Immediately after the conclusion of the half, the game was delayed two hours and 51 minutes due to lightning.

Creighton came out with more energy and aggressive play in the second half. It paid off with the Lopez-Espin score. Creighton bettered its shot total from the first half by five and led in corners after the delay 3-1.  Creighton’s Connor Sparrow posted his second shutout of the season while playing a full 90 minutes in net to improve to 2-0-0 on the year.

The Jays return to the pitch on Friday night when they host Western Illinois at 7:30 p.m. CT inside Morrison Stadium.

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Creighton soccer upsets #20 Stanford

The Creighton men’s soccer team upset No. 20 Stanford 2-0 in the 2014 season opener at Morrison Stadium Friday night.
With the win the Bluejays move to 1-0-0 while the Cardinal fall to 0-1-0 to begin the 2014 season. The victory extended Creighton’s unbeaten streak to 6-0-2 in season openers over the last eight years. The Jays are now 11-3-4 versus ranked teams over the past four seasons.
Creighton freshman Ricky Lopez-Espin scored the game winner and his first career goal in the 11th minute on a feed from junior Timo Pitter to give the Bluejays an early 1-0 lead. Lopez-Espin scored his first career goal from the right side beating the Stanford goalkeeper to the left.
In the second half, CU sophomore Fabian Herbers tallied the second goal for the Jays in the 53rd minute on an assist from Lopez-Espin. Herbers received a long touch pass from Lopez-Espin on the left side and chipped it in over the goalie to yield the final score.
Creighton junior Connor Sparrow posted his first shutout of the season while playing a full 90 minutes in net. CU outshot Stanford 7-6 and tied in corners at 3-3.
The Jays are back in action on Sunday when they host Santa Clara at 7 p.m. CT inside Morrison Stadium.

Husker soccer comes up short against DePaul

The Nebraska soccer team (1-1) came up short in its attempt at an opening weekend sweep, falling to DePaul 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

Sophomore Jaycie Johnson scored for the Huskers in the 89th minute off an assist from Caroline Flynn to give NU a chance in the closing minutes. Johnson’s tap-in score marked her second goal of the 2014 campaign. She led the Huskers on Sunday with two shots as NU compiled five for the game.

Four different Huskers scored goals as goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned a 4-0 shutout against SMU on Friday night at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

The Huskers return to the Nebraska Soccer Field on Friday against Butler at 5:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on Following its matchup with the Bulldogs, NU travels to Marquette for a Sunday showdown at 1 p.m.