Oct. 11, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- No. 24 Nebraska scored four times over a 26-minute span in the second half to blow open a game that was scoreless at the half, defeating Purdue women's soccer, 4-0, Friday evening at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.
A pair of notable streaks were snapped Friday for the Boilermakers (8-5-1, 3-3-0 Big Ten), who were shutout for the first time in 2013. Purdue's 13-game scoring streak came to an end despite enjoying a 20-13 edge in the shot count. The Huskers' (10-3-1, 5-1-0 Big Ten) first goal of the night in the 47th minute ended the Boilers' shutout streak at 329 consecutive minutes dating back to the end of the Sept. 26 loss at No. 8 Penn State.
Jordan Jackson scored Nebraska's third goal of the night and also assisted on the three others. The Huskers put nine of their 13 shots on goal and scored on four of those nine shots on goal.
Goalkeeper Emma Stevens made seven saves on the other end of the field, preserving the shutout even after facing an onslaught of shots over a 10-minute stretch in the second half after Nebraska had already blown the game open.
Maddy Williams missed wide left on a pair of quality scoring chances, the best opportunities in for either team in the first half, which could have changed the scope of the game.
Nebraska's Mayme Conroy headed in a right-to-left cross 61 seconds after the second half kicked off. Beginning with a goal in the 54th minute by Katie Kraeutner, Nebraska went on to score on its next three shots. Jackson scored from the heart of the 18-yard box after a set piece pin balled around the box in the 63rd minute. Carolina Gray capped the scoring in the 72nd minute with her first goal of the season.
Twenty-four Purdue players saw action in the game, including freshman goalkeeper Jordan Ginther, who made her five relief appearance of the season. Melissa Casella, Megan Kaser, Mikayla Lasky and Kim Love were the lone Boilers to go the distance.
The road team has now won each of the three Purdue-Nebraska games since the Huskers joined the Big Ten Conference in the fall of 2011.
Purdue returns to action next Friday for a 4 p.m. road game at Michigan State.