Facing a two-goal deficit in the latter stages of the second half, No. 23 Nebraska battled back with a wild final 15 minutes but fell just short as No. 21 Michigan picked up the 2-1 decision, snapping the Huskers seven-game win streak at the cold and windy Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday.
Nebraska (9-3-1, 4-1-0 Big Ten), despite a 2-0 deficit, continued to battle through the second half, leading to a Husker goal at the 74:01 mark. The score was set up by a beautiful crossing pass by freshman Courtney Claassen to Jordan Jackson, as Jackson headed in the shot to bring the Huskers within one. Claassen’s assist was her first point of her young Husker career, while Jackson’s 30th career tally moves her into a tie for eighth all-time at Nebraska with Nikki Baker.
The Huskers had one final chance to tie up the match with 20 seconds remaining, as Emma Stevens took a free kick from 30 yards out, only to have the ball be deflected out of bounds, ending the game.
Michigan outshot Nebraska by a 15-13 margin as both teams amassed four shots on target. The home loss for the Huskers is the first of the year as they remain atop the Big Ten standings after a Penn State loss to Minnesota.
Nebraska will have just one match this upcoming week as Nebraska travels to Purdue on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.