The Nebraska soccer team scored twice in a two-minute span to take a 2-0 first-half lead against Utah State, a 2012 NCAA Tournament qualifier, but were unable to hold on to victory, earning a 2-2 tie on Monday, Sept. 2.
The Huskers (2-1-1) scored first when freshman Sydney Miramontez sent the ball into the upper-left corner of the net from 15 yards out for her second goal of the year. The goal was the first allowed all year by Utah State (3-0-1) and gave NU the 1-0 lead at the 35:28 mark.
NU quickly responded with another goal in the 37th minute as senior Jordan Jackson netted her first goal of the year and 27th of her career, tying her for 10th all-time at Nebraska. Hannah Dittmar earned the assist on Jackson’s tally that gave Nebraska a 2-0 lead heading into the break.
Utah State answered with a goal at the 55:21 mark and tied it in the 62nd minute, when NU’s keeper Stevens made a nice save off a shot from Mari Miyashiro to force a USU corner chance. The Aggies would keep possession off the ensuing corner. Lexie Morgan got a pass from Sara Lorscheider and put it in to right side of the open net to knot the match, 2-2.
The Huskers will be back in action when they travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to battle the Arkansas Razborbacks on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.