Ohio State Drops 2-0 Decision at Nebraska
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Barbara Hibner Stadium
Nebraska 2 (4-4-1, 1-1-1 B1G), Ohio State 0 (6-3-2, 1-2-1 B1G)
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Ohio State women’s soccer team fell to Nebraska, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Barbara Hibner Stadium in Lincoln. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 6-3-2, 1-2-1 in the Big Ten, while the Huskers improve to 4-4-1, 1-1-1 in conference play.
"The outcome today is frustrating on many levels," Lori Walker, Ohio State head coach, said. "I am disappointed in our inconsistent performance from one game to the next. Credit Nebraska. They capitalized early on our mistakes and forced us to chase the game for 84 minutes. We did not respond well or compete at the level required to find success in this conference."
Nebraska took the early lead in the fifth minute when Courtney Claassen finished from the right wing off a Jaylyn Odermann assist to make it a 1-0 Husker advantage.
Two minutes later, the Huskers doubled their lead when Caroline Flynn beat Ohio State goalkeeper Jillian McVicker to give Nebraska the 2-0 lead.
Ohio State had a chance in the 13th minute when Michela Paradiso possessed at the center of the field and fired a shot from 25 yards but Nebraska goalkeeper Erika Johnson was able to make the save.
Nebraska took the 2-0 lead into the half, holding a 10-6 lead in shots, 6-2 on goal.
Nichelle Prince almost cut the Nebraska lead in half in the 56th minute but her left-footed strike from 20 yards caromed off the left post and was cleared away.
The Buckeyes continued to press the rest of the second half, outshooting the Huskers 9-3 and 5-0 on goal, but we unable to get on the board as Nebraska picked up the win.
For the game, Ohio State held a 15-13 advantage in shots, 8-6 on goal. Nebraska held a 5-3 lead in corner kicks.
Ohio State travels to Illinois for a 7 p.m. ET match Friday.
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