With the score tied 1-1 with just under ten minutes to play in regulation, an own goal deflection off an Iowa defender after a header assist from Nebraska freshman Sydney Miramontez gave the No. 23 Huskers an electrifying 2-1 victory, running its win streak to seven games. The victory lifts NU’s conference record to 4-0-0 on the year, equaling last year’s Big Ten win total and its best start in league play since 2006 as a member of the Big 12. Samantha Areman provided a swift cross at the 80:59 mark that glanced off Miramontez’s head, but then deflected off of Iowa’s Caitlin Brown for the own goal that gave NU the 2-1 victory with 80:59 on the clock.
The Huskers, who are ranked No. 23 in the NSCAA coaches poll for the first time since 2005, took a 1-0 edge at the 26:42 mark of the match when senior Stacy Bartels found Kraeutner with a ground cross from the right side as Kraeutner swept the ball inside the far post for her fourth tally of the year, all coming in the last six matches.
Iowa outshot Nebraska by a 19-16 advantage, with both teams putting up five attempts on net. The Huskers are unbeaten at home this year in five matches. Mayme Conroy and Miramontez led NU with four shots each in the win. The last six NU victories have been one goal decisions.
The Huskers welcome No. 21 Michigan for a Top 25 matchup this Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.