NEB SOC: Huskers Finish Non-Conference Slate with Two Tilts

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Dayton at Nebraska
Friday, Sept. 9 • 7:05 p.m. (CT)

Lincoln, Neb. • Hibner Stadium
Video Stream: BTN Plus
Live Stats: Huskers.com

Nebraska at #13 Clemson
Sunday, Sept. 11 • 11 a.m. (CT)

Clemson, S.C. • Historic Riggs Field
Video Stream: WatchESPN
Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com

The Nebraska soccer team (5-1-0) looks to continue its momentum this weekend when it faces Dayton and No. 13 Clemson. The Huskers host the Flyers on Friday at Barbara Hibner Stadium, with kickoff set for 7:05 p.m. The first 700 fans will receive roller banners and the first 250 students will receive Husker Hooligans shirts. NU squares off with the Tigers on Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT) on WatchESPN.

Last Time Out: The Huskers took down Kansas, 2-1, in double overtime on Friday night and defeated previously unbeaten Saint Louis, 1-0, on Sunday night.

Up Next: The Huskers open Big Ten play by hosting Michigan State and Michigan at Hibner Stadium. Nebraska battles the Spartans on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:05 p.m. before taking on the Wolverines on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1:05 p.m.

Scouting the Dayton Flyers

• Record: 1-4-0 (0-0-0 Atlantic-10)

• Wins (1): Purdue (3-0)
• Losses (4): Cincinnati (1-2), Ohio (1-2), Kent State (1-2), Xavier (1-3)
• After starting 0-4, Dayton defeated Purdue in its most recent outing

• Impact Players

• Alexis Kiehl: Three goals and one assist in five games
• Libby Leedom: Two goals in five games
• Kaelyn Johns: 18 saves and six goals allowed in four starts at goal
• Madeleine Morrissey: One goal in five games
• Micayla Livingston: One goal in five games

• Coached by Mike Tucker (22nd season at Dayton, same overall)

• Record at Dayton/Career Record: 305-118-30

• Assistant Coaches: Brian Jankowski, Stefani Workman

Scouting the Clemson Tigers

• Record: 3-2-0 (0-0-0 ACC)

• Wins (3): #12 Auburn (2-0), Georgia (3-1), Elon (4-0)
• Losses (2): #6 West Virginia (0-1), South Carolina (1-2)
• Faces High Point on Friday, Sept. 9 before its matchup with Nebraska
• Ranked 13th in the NSCAA poll, released on Sept. 6

• Impact Players

• Catrina Atanda: Three goals in five games
• Jenna Weston: One goal and two assists in five games
• Julie Mackin: One goal and two assists in five games
• Sandy MacIver: Four saves and one goal allowed in three games

• Coached by Eddie Radwanski (Sixth season at Clemson; 16th season overall)

• Record at Clemson: 49-39-11
• Career Record: 188-104-24

• Assistant Coaches: Jeff Robbins, Siri Mullinix

About the Huskers

Quick Notes

• Nebraska’s 5-1-0 record is its best six-game start since 2010, when the Huskers began the season with an identical mark.

• Nebraska is receiving votes in the NSCAA poll (Sept. 6) for the first time this season. NU earned 25 points, which is equivalent to the No. 31 ranking.

• 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.

• The Huskers have won five of six games despite being outshot by a combined total of 61-56, including a 28-26 deficit in shots on goal.

• Haley Hanson and Brenna Ochoa are tied for the team lead in goals scored with two apiece. Four other Huskers each have one goal.

• The Miramontez sisters, Sydney and Sinclaire, have each started all six games. Sydney, a senior, is averaging 95 minutes per game. Sinclaire, a freshman, is averaging 93 minutes per game.

• 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 32 career goals, which ranks 10th in program history. She is three goals shy of a tie for eighth.

• Johnson has 11 career game-winning goals, which ranks sixth in program history. She is one game-winning goal away from a tie for fifth.

• Johnson has seven career multiple-goal games, which ranks eighth in program history. She is two multiple-goal games away from a tie for seventh.

Senior Quartet Showing the Way

• Seniors Jaycie Johnson, Caroline Flynn, Sydney Miramontez and Courtney Claassen have each started all six games this season.

• Johnson, who is back from a season-ending ACL tear last year, has one goal and one assist this season.

• Miramontez has one goal and 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

• Three true freshmen have started each of the first six games: Aubrei Corder, Meg Brandt and Sinclaire Miramontez

• Corder has 24 saves and four goals allowed through six games (570 minutes).

• Brandt is tied for the team lead in points (4). She scored a goal in the season opener against Marquette and added game-winning assists against BYU and Oregon State.

• True freshman Brenna Ochoa has also appeared in all six games, and has two game-winners, both of which she scored in double overtime.

• Newcomers Alexis Rienks (junior transfer from New Mexico State) and Elyse Huber (true freshman from Sioux City, Iowa) have also made multiple appearances.

Huskers Getting TV Exposure

• Thursday, Oct. 6 at Wisconsin (7 p.m.) – Big Ten Network

• Sunday, Oct. 9 at Minnesota (1 p.m.) – Big Ten Network

• BTN will broadcast a wildcard game on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. (Matchup TBD)

• Nebraska will make nine BTN Plus (online streaming) appearances this season (six at home, three on the road).

• Nebraska will be on WatchESPN for its Sept. 11 match at Clemson

• BTN will broadcast four games of the Big Ten Tournament (Oct. 30-Nov. 6) at campus sites

• The Huskers have already appeared on TV for three matches (BYUtv, Pac-12 TV)

Schedule at a Glance

• 19 regular-season games (10 home games in the second season at Hibner Stadium)

• Seven of NU’s opponents are ranked in the latest NSCAA poll, released on Sept. 6: BYU (7), Minnesota (10), Clemson (13), Penn State (16), Ohio State (19), Rutgers (23), Northwestern (24)

• Seven opponents qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season: BYU, Clemson, Penn State, Ohio State, Minnesota, Northwestern, 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