Sept. 22, 2017
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LINCOLN, Neb. – On a breezy but humid night in Lincoln, the Ohio State women’s soccer team topped Nebraska, 1-0, at Barbara Hibner Stadium Friday evening. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 7-2-1 overall, 2-1-0 in the Big Ten, while the Huskers drop to 6-3-0, 0-1-0 in conference play.
“This was a big win for us in a lot of ways,” Lori Walker-Hock, Ohio State head coach, said. “Nebraska had a lot of time to prepare for us and tape on us from last weekend. It was huge for our team to come here and gut this game out. Ugly is beautiful and we’ll move on to Sunday.”
KERR KEEPS THE HUSKERS OFF THE BOARD IN THE 12TH
In the 12th minute, the Huskers’ Emilee Cincotta possessed with her back to goal at the top of the box, turned, and hit a left footed-shot toward the top-left corner but Ohio State goalkeeper Devon Kerr was there to range far to her right to dive and deflect it wide to keep Nebraska off the board.
The ensuing corner drifted to Nebraska’s Sinclair Miramontez at the top of the box but the combination of Kerr and Sarah Roberts were there to save the volley off the line.
CLOSE MISS FOR KAMMERDEINER IN THE 20TH
In the 20th minute, Nebraska goalkeeper Aubrei Corder punched a Nikki Walts free kick and it fell right to the foot of Meghan Kammerdeiner but her shot narrowly missed wide left.
EDWARDS GIVES OHIO STATE THE LEAD
Despite playing into a strong breeze the entire first half, the Buckeyes were able to continue to create chances and it paid off in the 29th minute. A Walts free kick caromed off Morgan Wolcott and Izzy Rodriguez before falling to Kammerdeiner, who laid it off to Edwards for an easy finish from eight yards and the 1-0 Ohio State advantage.
EDWARDS NARROWLY MISSES A BRACE
Less than five minutes into the second half, Marike Mousset played a long ball from the right wing but Edwards was just unable to re-direct her volley toward goal from the far post as it drifted wide left.
KERR EARNS FOURTH SHUTOUT OF THE SEASON
The Buckeyes continued to limit the Husker attack throughout the second 45 minutes, as Kerr earned her fourth clean sheet of the season and sixth of her career. Ohio State held the Huskers to just one shot on frame in the second half, a long-range strike from Amanda Hilton in the 72nd minute, that the Buckeyes’ third-year keeper was able to leap up to grab.
Shots: Nebraska 18, Ohio State 8
Saves: Ohio State 7, Nebraska 2
Shots on Goal: Nebraska 7, Ohio State 3
Corner Kicks: Nebraska 3, Ohio State 2
– Edwards’ goal was the 21st of her career, tying her for 13th on the Buckeyes’ career goals list with Lauren Granberg.
– The goal was Edwards’ fourth of the season, tying her with Eleanor Gabriel for the team lead.
Ohio State travels to Iowa for a 3 p.m. ET match Sunday. The contest will be televised live on BTN.
Match: Ohio State at Nebraska
Date: Sept. 22, 2017
Venue: Barbara Hibner Stadium – Lincoln, Neb.
Kickoff: 8:05 p.m. ET
Weather: Sunny and 87 degrees