Nebraska is 2-0 for the first time since 2005, scoring three goals in a 15-minute span to defeat Cincinnati 4-1 Sunday afternoon in Lincoln.
The Huskers fell behind at the 12:59 mark when Mackenzie Grause picked up a favorable bounce off a deflection and beat NU goalkeeper Emma Stevens one-on-one from the top of the box. That would be the only goal Stevens allowed as Nebraska allowed only two shots on goal.
Nebraska fired 14 shots in the first half, including five on goal, but were unable to enter the scoring column. The Huskers would continue to put pressure on the Bearcats (0-2) in the second half. Finally, in the 54th minute, senior Stacy Bartels received a through ball pass from Caroline Flynn to score from 12 yards out to tie the game.
Nine minutes later, freshman Sydney Miramontez earned her first career goal as a Husker after settling a cross from Jaycie Johnson to give NU its first lead with 62:28 on the clock. Johnson, who had a hand in two of NU’s four second-half goals, made it three goals in 15 minutes when she was awarded a penalty shot after a tackle by a Bearcat defender. Johnson beat Cincinnati goalkeeper Kristina Utley to the left side giving NU a 3-1 advantage with 22 minutes remaining. The goal was Johnson's third of the year in just her second collegiate match.
In the 86th minute of action, Katie Kraeutner helped finish off the scoring with a deep crossing pass from the left side to Sam Areman, who headed the ball in from close range for a 4-1 lead.