Indiana Drops 3-1 Decision to Nebraska in Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
Nov. 8, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fourth-seeded Indiana women's soccer team (14-6-1) suffered a 3-1 loss to the No. 1 seed Nebraska in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference Tournament on Friday afternoon. Redshirt junior Bekah White scored the goal for the Hoosiers in the losing effort.
Indiana got on the board first in the eighth minute when Bekah White's blast from 20 yards out found the upper corner of the goal before the Nebraska keeper could get a hand on it. It was her first of the season and it was assisted by Jessie Bujouves, her second of the season, to give the Hoosiers the 1-0 lead.
Minutes later, Nebraska got in on goal for a 1-on-1 opportunity but Shannon Flower was up to the task, making the diving save to preserve the IU lead.
Nebraska got the equalizer early in the second half after a missed clearance by the IU defenders allowed the ball to remain in the box and the Huskers capitalized.
Then in the 54th minute, Indiana was whistled for a foul inside the box which gave Nebraska a penalty kick and a chance to take the lead. But Jordan Jackson's attempt sailed high over the cross bar and the score remained 1-1.
The Huskers took the lead on Kylie Greischar's goal in the 67th minute and then Jaycie Johnson added another in the 87th minute to give Nebraska a 3-1 lead.
Indiana mounted a number of chances over the final five minutes but were not able to put one in the back of the net.
The NCAA Tournament Selection Show will take place at 4:30 p.m. on NCAA.com, where the Hoosiers will be looking for an at-large berth.
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