Huskers Win Big Ten Soccer Championship

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Nebraska won its first Big Ten Tournament soccer championship with a 1-0 win over Iowa Sunday afternoon in Champaign, Illinois.

Jaycie Johnson's penalty kick goal in the 30th minute was the difference as the Huskers locked up both regular-season and tournament titles for the fourth time in school history and first since 2000.

Johnson, who leads NU with 13 goals, earned the penalty kick chance after an excellent through ball from Mayme Conroy. The freshman converted on the PK opportunity beating Iowa goalkeeper Hannah Clark to the right side.

The Hawkeyes out-shot the Huskers 16-11. NU allowed just three shots on goal while putting up four attempts on target.

Nebraska senior goalkeeper Emma Stevens got the shutout giving the 18th-ranked Huskers (18-3-1) a season-best nine-game win streak and the 16th win in the last 17 games. The 18 victories are the most since 2000.

They now await their NCAA Tournament bid, which will be announced Monday afternoon.

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