Husker Soccer Wins on Senior Day

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Story Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics

Lincoln, Neb. – Seniors Samantha Areman and Caroline Gray each scored to lead Nebraska to a 2-1 victory over Iowa on Senior Day in the final game in Nebraska Soccer Field history on Friday afternoon.

Areman’s goal came in the 35th minute off her corner kick, which sailed past the Hawkeye goalkeeper on the near side. The goal marked her first of the season and third of her career at Nebraska, as the Huskers tied the score 1-1.

Gray broke the tie in the 76th minute when she knocked in the game winner to the upper left corner off a Mayme Conroy assist. The goal marked Gray’s third of the season, as Conroy picked up her third assist of the 2014 campaign.

Iowa’s goal came in the sixth minute when Cloe Lacasse chipped it over Husker goalkeeper Kelly Schatz off a breakaway, giving the Hawkeyes an early 1-0 lead. Schatz collected three saves for the game.

The Huskers outshot Iowa 15-8, which included an 8-3 edge in the second half. Conroy, Haley Hanson and Caroline Flynn each contributed to NU’s seven shots on goal for the game.

The Huskers finish the regular season with an 8-9-2 record, which includes a 4-7-2 mark in Big Ten play. The eight-team field for the Big Ten Tournament will be announced following tonight’s remaining games. The tournament starts on Wednesday and runs through Sunday in West Lafayette, Ind.