Even though the Nebraska soccer team (4-4-1, 1-0-0 Big Ten) dominated the offensive side of the box score on Sunday afternoon, it had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the Northern Colorado Bears. The Huskers outshot the Bears, 30-to-13, on the afternoon and held a 6-to-1 advantage in corner kicks, but were unable to find another goal to secure victory.
Northern Colorado goalie Natalie D’Adamio had a busy day, as she racked up 15 saves, with five different Huskers producing two shots on goal on the afternoon. NU goalie Emma Stevens recorded six saves and the Huskers added a team save on a goal-saving stop by Martiza Hayes behind Stevens.
The Bears struck first in the game at 22:04 when Ambree Bellin put a free kick into the box that was headed by Chandler Guetz and pulled Stevens away from the goal, but the ball slipped to JJ Wykstra, who scored in the open net to put Northern Colorado up 1-0.
The Huskers finally were able to break through at 54:41 with Caroline Flynn’s first career goal. The freshman from Lincoln received a cross from Hannah Dittmar on the north side of the Bears’ goal from 10 yards out and buried a shot into the south end of the goal to tie the game.
With the two teams tied at the end of regulation, the Huskers outshot the Bears 4-to-1 in the first overtime period, but were unable to score. NU got off two more shots in the second overtime, but were unable to find a way to get the ball past D’Adamio.
Nebraska hosts its Big Ten Conference home opener next Friday, Sept. 21, when the Purdue Boilermakers pay a visit to the Nebraska Soccer Field for a 4:30 p.m. game. The Huskers then host the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m.