September 23, 2012
SHUCKED BY HUSKERS
Hoosiers fall 2-1 to Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. – Freshman Caitlin O’Connor scored her first collegiate goal in the final minute for Indiana, but it was too little too late as the Hoosiers fell to Nebraska 2-1 at the Nebraska Soccer Field Sunday.
The loss drops Indiana to 5-5-1 (0-3 Big Ten), while the cornhuskers improve to 5-5-1 (2-1 Big Ten)
“This weekend played better than last weekend, so that is encouraging,” Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said. “In both games, we had great chances to score but could not put it all together to get the goal. And defensively, we have been so good defending set plays this season, it’s unfortunate that we gave up two goals on corners today. I know that we will continue to work hard in practice this week and look to get better results next weekend at home.”
Nebraska took the lead in the lead in the 64th minute, when a corner kcik by Caroline Gray knocked around the penalty area before being put in by Mayme Conroy.
The COrnhusters increased the lead four minutes later, with Gray again instigating the playon another corner that was headed in by Jaylyn Odermann.
The Indiana goal by O’Connor also came on a corner kick sent into the box by Orianica Velasquez and subsequently cleared out by the Nebraska defense. But when the ball was again put back into the box, O’Connor found it and chipped it across the goal line for the goal.
Indiana recorded 13 shots in the game while Nebraska was credited with 11 and both teams had seven shots on goal. Nebraska goalkeeper Emma Stevens made six saves in the game while Shannon Flower made five in the IU goal. IU earned nine corner kicks while Nebraska had six.