Senior Mayme Conroy scored two goals, including the game winner, to lead Nebraska (5-4-2, 1-2-2 Big Ten) to a 4-3 overtime victory over Maryland at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon.
In the 96th minute, senior Jourden Casey crossed the ball to Conroy, who gathered control five yards out and knocked it in to the back of the net. The goal came after 90 minutes of back and forth scoring, as senior Caroline Gray and sophomore Jaycie Johnson also delivered for the Husker offense.
Johnson assisted on NU’s first goal of the game when she passed it back to Gray, who scored from 35 yards out to the right side of the net beyond the goalkeeper’s reach in the 17th minute. Gray’s goal marked her second of the season and tied the game 1-1 after Maryland’s Sarah Fichtner scored in the second minute.
In the 22nd minute, Conroy scored her first goal of the game after receiving a pass from Katie Kraeutner near midfield. The goal gave Nebraska a brief 2-1 lead before the Terrapins’ Cory Ryan scored in the 41st minute to tie the game going into halftime.
In the 68th minute, Johnson ran past the goalkeeper and headed the ball in off a pass from Casey to build a 3-2 advantage. Six minutes later, Maryland responded as Shade Pratt scored to tie the game 3-3.
Nebraska goalkeeper Kelly Schatz earned two saves in 96 minutes of action.
The Huskers hit the road next week to take on Michigan and Michigan State. NU faces the Wolverines on Thursday at 2:30 p.m., on Big Ten Network, before battling the Spartans on Sunday, Oct. 5 at noon.
Story courtesy NU Athletics