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Courtesy: UNL Media Relations
Nebraska at Rutgers
Saturday, Oct. 22 • 6 p.m. (CT)
Piscataway, N.J. • Yurcak Field
Live Video Stream: BTN Plus
Live Stats: ScarletKnights.com
The Nebraska soccer team (10-5-2, 4-3-2 Big Ten) looks to continue its climb up the Big Ten standings this weekend when the Huskers travel to Piscataway, N.J., to square off with Rutgers on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT). The game, which will take place at Yurcak Field, will be streamed live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go.
Last Time Out: The Huskers defeated Illinois (2-0) on Thursday, Oct. 13 and tied No. 22 Northwestern (0-0) on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Hibner Stadium.
Up Next: The Huskers host Iowa on Wednesday, starting at 7:05 p.m. (CT), at Hibner Stadium for Senior Night.
Scouting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights
• Record: 9-2-5 (4-1-4 Big Ten)
• Wins (9): Rider (4-1), Saint Joseph’s (1-0), #10 Connecticut (2-0), Cornell (2-0), Drexel (5-0), Maryland (1-0), #21 Northwestern (2-0), Michigan State (3-1), Purdue (2-1)
• Losses (2): Georgetown (1-2), Michigan (2-3)
• Ties (5): Providence (1-1), Illinois (0-0), Indiana (2-2), #16 Penn State (2-2), #17 Ohio State (0-0)
• Receiving votes in the NSCAA rankings, released on Oct. 18
• Ranked 19th in the RPI, released on Oct. 17
• Has tied its last three games (had won two straight before that streak)
• Leads the Big Ten in shots per game (17.13)
• Leads the Big Ten in shots on goal per game (8.75)
• Ranked second in the Big Ten in scoring offense (1.88 goals per game)
• Impact Players
• Madison Tiernan: Eight goals and five assists through 16 games
• Nicole Whitley: Three goals and nine assists (leads Big Ten) through 16 games
• Colby Ciarrocca: Five goals and three assists through 16 games
• Tori Prager: Two goals and two assists through 16 games
• Alana Jimenez: 49 saves and 13 goals allowed through 16 games (seven shutouts)
• Coached by Mike O’Neill (Third season)
• Career Record/Record at Rutgers: 44-12-9
• Assistant Coaches: Meghan Ryan, Lubos Ancin
About the Huskers
• Nebraska earned the No. 20 spot in this week’s RPI Rankings, released on Oct. 17.
• Nebraska enters the week with 10 wins this season, which surpasses the win totals from each of the last two seasons. NU went 8-7-2 in 2015 after posting an 8-9-2 mark in 2014.
• Jaycie Johnson leads the team in goals scored (10) and points (22). She is tied for the third-most goals by a Big Ten player this season, behind a pair of players who have 11.
• Sydney Miramontez leads the team in assists (7) and has the second-most assists of any Big Ten player this season behind Rutgers’ Nicole Whitley, who has nine.
• Johnson has scored 10 goals in the last 12 games after not scoring in her first five games this season.
• Haley Hanson has scored nine goals in her last 19 games, dating back to last season, after scoring once in her first 32 career games.
• The Miramontez sisters, Sydney and Sinclaire, have each started all 17 games, and have played nearly every minute of every game this season.
• Aubrei Corder was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Oct. 18 after a pair of shutouts against Illinois and Northwestern.
• Johnson was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 27 after a four-goal performance at Ohio State and Penn State. She earned her second career hat trick in NU’s win over the Buckeyes on Sept. 23.
• Brenna Ochoa was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Sept. 6 after scoring the game-winning goal against Kansas in double overtime on Sept. 2.
• Nebraska captured its 300th win in program history on Aug. 22, which marked the same milestone for Head Coach John Walker.
Individual Milestones and Records to Watch
• Jaycie Johnson has 41 career goals, which is tied for the seventh-most in program history with Brittany Timko. Johnson is one goal shy of a tie for sixth with Kari Uppinghouse.
• Johnson has 16 career game-winning goals, which is the second-most in program history. Johnson is seven game-winning goals shy of tying for first.
• Johnson has nine career multiple-goal games, which is tied for seventh in program history. She is one multiple-goal game away from a tie for fifth.
Senior Quartet Showing the Way
• Seniors Jaycie Johnson, Caroline Flynn, Sydney Miramontez and Courtney Claassen have each started nearly every game this season.
• They have accounted for 12 of Nebraska’s 24 goals this season, and 11 of NU’s 19 assists.
• Each of them scored at least one point at Ohio State on Sept. 23. Johnson had three goals, while Flynn, Miramontez and Claassen each had one assist.
• Johnson, who is back from a season-ending ACL tear last year, has 10 goals and two assists this season.
• Miramontez has one goal and seven assists this season.
• Flynn has one goal and one assist this season.
• Claassen has one assist this season.
• Flynn, Johnson and Miramontez each earned a spot on the Big Ten Preseason Honors List, released on Aug. 15.
Newcomers Making an Impact
• Two true freshmen have started each of the first 17 games: Aubrei Corder and Sinclaire Miramontez, while Meg Brandt has started 16 of 17 games.
• Corder has 56 saves and 18 goals allowed through 17 games (1,599 minutes).
• Brandt has two goals and three assists this season.
• True freshman Brenna Ochoa has also appeared in all 17 games, and has two game-winning goals, both of which she scored in double overtime.
• Newcomers Alexis Rienks (junior transfer from New Mexico State), Elyse Huber (true freshman from Sioux City, Iowa) and Hannah McKinney (true freshman from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) have also made multiple appearances.
Huskers Getting TV Exposure
• The Huskers have appeared on TV for five matches (BYUtv, Pac-12 TV, Big Ten Network) and were on WatchESPN for their Sept. 11 match at Clemson.
• Nebraska will make nine BTN Plus (online streaming) appearances this season (six at home, three on the road).
Schedule at a Glance
• 19 regular-season games (10 home games in the second season at Hibner Stadium)
• Five of NU’s opponents are ranked in the latest NSCAA poll, released on Oct. 18: BYU (6), Minnesota (13), Penn State (16), Clemson (17) and Northwestern (23)
• Seven opponents qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season: BYU, Clemson, Penn State, Ohio State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Rutgers
• Two of those teams advanced to the College Cup: Rutgers and eventual NCAA champion Penn State
• Opponents from the Pac-12, Big 12, ACC, Big East, WCC and Atlantic 10