Nebraska (4-4-2) and No. 25 Rutgers each scored in the first half, but couldn’t break a 1-1 tie the rest of the way at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Thursday evening.
Senior Mayme Conroy scored the Huskers’ lone goal of the game in the 37th minute off an assist from Jourden Casey. The goal marked Conroy’s third of the season as she headed it in from five yards out.
NU’s goal came after the Scarlet Knights got on the scoreboard in the 15th minute as Brianne Reed scored off a deflection at the near corner of the box. Nebraska goalkeeper Kelly Schatz didn’t give up a goal the rest of the way and compiled seven saves for the game, a new career high.
Schatz earned three of her saves in the second half after one in the first half. She added two in the first overtime and one in the second overtime to preserve the tie.
Despite the Huskers being outshot in the first half, 4-2, they responded by taking seven shots in the second half, while the Scarlet Knights took four. Katie Kraeutner and Caroline Gray each had a shot on goal. Conroy took three shots for the game, while Jaycie Johnson and Haley Hanson each took two.
The Huskers complete their two-game home stand on Sunday in a 2 p.m. match against Maryland on the Big Ten Network.