The Nebraska soccer team claimed the 2013 Big Ten Conference title, their first regular-season championship since 2000. The Huskers defeated Indiana by a 3-1 final Senior Day at the Nebraska Soccer Field. Finishing with a 10-1 record in league play, NU notches its fourth regular-season title in program history and ninth combined championship, which includes five conference tournament titles.
Nebraska’s 15-3-1 regular-season record marks the highest win total since 2000 when the Huskers also compiled 15 victories prior to postseason play. Nebraska extends its current win streak to six games and improves its record to 11-0-1 this season when scoring first.
The Huskers got a goal from Mayme Conroy at 33:20, her eighth goal of the year as Nebraska grabbed a 1-0 lead. Jordan Jackson assisted on the only goal of the first half.
However, the Hoosiers (13-5-1, 6-5 Big Ten) scored to tie the game less than two minutes into the second half. Lisa Nouanesengsy’s penalty shot past Emma Stevens tied up the match at 1-1.
Jaycie Johnson tapped it into the back of the net for the 2-1 lead and momentum. The freshman’s 10th goal of the year leads the Huskers.
Stevens then took advantage of blustery conditions to make history. After gathering a loose ball, the Husker goalie sent a kick down the field and the win carried the ball just outside the 18-yard box. The high bouncer got past the Indiana goalkeeper and found the back of the net for the first score by a goalkeeper in Nebraska soccer history as NU finished off the Hoosiers for a 3-1 final score and conference championship.
Nebraska will make its second Big Ten Tournament appearance starting Wednesday, Nov. 6 as the No. 1 seeded Huskers will take on the to-be-determined No. 8 seed at 10:30 a.m. All games will be played at the Illinois Soccer Stadium in Champaign, IL.