Sept. 23, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -
The Indiana Women's Soccer team (5-5-1, 0-3 Big Ten) concluded its weekend road trip in Big Ten play with a 2-1 loss at Nebraska (5-5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) on Sunday. Freshman Caitlin O'Connor scored her first collegiate goal in the final minute of play for Indiana.
"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."
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. Proof that the Indiana attack was persistent throughout the game, IU earned nine corner kicks while Nebraska had six.
The Indiana goal by Caitlin O'Connor 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.
After opening conference play with three consecutive road games, Indiana will return to Armstrong Stadium to host Illinois (Friday) and Northwestern (Sunday).