The Nebraska soccer team moved to 2-0 for the first time since 2005, by scoring three goals in a 15-minute span to take control of the match and defeat the Cincinnati Bearcats 4-1 at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday. A great debut for freshman Jaycie Johnson. She wrapped up the first two weekend games with three goals and three assists.
The Huskers fell behind early, as Cincinnati scored at the 12:59 mark of the first half. After being shutout in the first half with five shots on goal, the Huskers came alive scoring three goals in a span of 15 minutes. NU got got on the board in the 54th minute when senior Stacy Bartels received a pass from Caroline Flynn to score from 12 yards out, knotting up the contest at 1-1. Nine minutes later, freshman Sydney Miramontez earned her first career goal as a Husker after settling a cross from Jaycie Johnson to give NU its first lead of the match 62:28. Johnson, who had a hand in two of NU’s four second half goals, made it three goals in 15 minutes for the Huskers when she was awarded a penalty shot. Johnson beat Cincinnati goalkeeper Kristina Utley to the left side giving NU a 3-1 advantage with 22 minutes remaining. The goal was Johnson’s third of the year in just her second collegiate match. In the 86th minute of action, Katie Kraeutner helped finish off the scoring for the 4-1 lead.
The Huskers will hit the road starting next weekend with a match-up against BYU, an Elite Eight qualifier from 2012. The Huskers and Cougars will meet at 8 p.m. (Central) on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Provo.