A corner kick from the No. 21 ranked Ohio State in the final minute of the first half proved to be the difference on Wednesday afternoon at the Big Ten Tournament, as the Buckeyes eliminated Nebraska 1-0. The No. 2 seed Buckeyes survived a close game with the No. 7 seeded Huskers, who were looking to pull just the fifth 7-2 upset in the 17-year history of the Big Ten Tournament.
After denying the Buckeyes on their first two corner kicks of the first half, Fuller put the ball right in front of the goal and Ellyn Gruber was able to connect with the ball among a host of Huskers and Buckeyes. The Husker offense tried to put more pressure on in the second half, but OSU did a relatively good job of keepig them off the board. Nebraska got the ball into the box a few time, but was never able to find an equalizer.
The loss ends the 2012 season for the Huskers following their first trip the Big Ten Tournament. Nebraska loses just one player from the 2012 squad.