Marquette Falls to Nebraska 3-2 at Home
Aug. 31, 2014
Facing their third Big Ten opponent this season, the Golden Eagles struck first when junior Jacie Jermier found the upper-left corner during a set piece in the 13th minute.
Marquette controlled the pace of play during the first half, winning the time of possession battle outright. The Golden Eagles had three offensive chances in the first five-minutes alone. This kept the Huskers on the defensive for most of the half and allowed MU five shots on goal. Nebraska also failed to convert on three first-half corner kicks.
However, the tide quickly turned for Marquette as Nebraska's Jaycie Johnson streaked by the MU defense and scored her first goal of the match just four minutes after Heffron's goal.
Soon after, the Huskers notched an equalizer when Mayme Conroy's shot was deflected off the fingertips of junior keeper Amanda Engel into the right side of the net.
The Golden Eagles were unable to convert on multiple corner kicks with the second half ticking away. As a result, the Husker's offense was able to put pressure on the MU defense with multiple long possessions.
This gave Nebraska's Johnson an opportunity to score her second goal of the match. The goal, which was notched in the 82nd minute, proved to be the game-winner as the Huskers capped off a 3-0, second-half run.
Nebraska held a narrow 14-13 advantage on shots, while each team had seven shots on goal. Engel totaled four saves on the afternoon.
The Golden Eagles return to action next weekend when they take on New Mexico and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday Sept. 5 and Sunday Sept. 7, respectively.