NEB SOC: NU Faces Marquette, BYU on Opening Weekend

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Marquette at Nebraska
Regular Season Home Opener
Friday, Aug. 19 • 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Lincoln, Neb. • Barbara Hibner Stadium
Live Stats: Huskers.com

Nebraska at #16 BYU
Monday, Aug. 22 • 6:30 p.m. (CT)
Provo, Utah • South Field
TV/Streaming: BYUtv
Live Stats: BYUCougars.com

The Nebraska soccer team opens its regular season this weekend with a home match on Friday night before traveling to Utah for a Monday night matchup. The Huskers host Marquette at Barbara Hibner Stadium on Friday at 7:05 p.m. (CT), with live stats available on Huskers.com. On Monday, NU battles No. 16 BYU at South Field in Provo, Utah, starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised on BYUtv, with an online stream available on BYUtv.org.

Last Time Out: The Huskers dominated from start to finish in a 4-0 exhibition triumph over North Dakota State at Hibner Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Up Next: The Huskers journey West to face Oregon and Oregon State next weekend. NU’s match against the Ducks is set for Friday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The Huskers battle Oregon State on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. Both games will be televised by Pac-12 TV.

Scouting the Marquette Golden Eagles

• Record: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 BIG EAST)

• Friday night against Nebraska will be Marquette’s season opener
• Lost to Wisconsin in an exhibition match, 2-0, on Aug. 11

• Last Season: 8-8-4 (5-3-1 BIG EAST)

• Finished fifth in the BIG EAST
• Lost to Butler in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals

• Key Returners (eight returning starters from last season)

• Morgan Proffitt: 2015 NSCAA All-Region, First-Team All-BIG EAST, 3 goals in 20 games
• Darian Powell: 2015 NSCAA All-Region, Second-Team All-BIG EAST, 7 goals in 20 games
• Liz Bartels: 2015 Second-Team All-BIG EAST, 3 goals and 4 assists in 19 games
• Jamie Kutey: 2015 BIG EAST All-Freshmen, 1 goal and 1 assist in 19 games

• Coached by Markus Roeders (21st season)

• Career/Marquette Record: 290-111-44

• Assistant Coaches: Ashley Bares, Nick Vorberg

Scouting the Brigham Young Cougars

• Record: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 West Coast)

• Plays at Washington State on Aug. 19 before facing Nebraska
• Tied UCLA in an exhibition match, 2-2, on Aug. 13
• Ranked 16th in NSCAA Preseason Poll (Aug. 2)

• Last Season: 16-3-2 (7-1-1 West Coast)

• Lost in the NCAA Second Round to Stanford, 2-1

• Key Returners

• Nadia Gomes: 9 goals and 4 assists in 21 games
• Elena Medeiros: 8 goals and 1 assist in 21 games
• Rachel Boaz: 78 saves, 8 goals allowed in 21 games, 10 shutouts
• Ashley Hatch: 4 goals and 2 assists in 13 games
• Madie Lyons: 3 goals and 5 assists in 21 games

• Coached by Jennifer Rockwood (22nd season)

• Career/BYU Record: 337-97-37

• Assistant Coaches: Chris Watkins, Aleisha Rose

About the Huskers

• Nebraska is two wins away from its 300th in program history, which would mark the same milestone for Head Coach John Walker. Nebraska/Walker hold an all-time record of 298-140-29.

• The Huskers return their leading goal scorer from last season, Caroline Flynn (5), and leading assister, Sydney Miramontez (5).

• The returning Huskers accounted for 15 of the 23 goals the team scored last season (65 percent). Additionally, the returners accounted for 11 of the 16 assists from last season (69 percent).

• Nebraska defeated North Dakota State in its lone exhibition match, 4-0, at Hibner Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 13.

• True freshman Brenna Ochoa scored the first goal of the game in the 29th minute
• Jaycie Johnson scored twice (37th, 58th minutes) in her first appearance since a season-ending ACL tear on Sept. 25, 2015
• Caroline Flynn scored NU’s final goal in the 61st minute off an assist from true freshman Sinclaire Miramontez
• Aubrei Corder (73 minutes), Helena Ferraz (six minutes) and Lauren Smith (11 minutes) split time in goal for the Huskers
• Nebraska outshot NDSU, 16-6, which included a 9-2 advantage in shots on goal

• Seniors Caroline Flynn, Jaycie Johnson and Sydney Miramontez each earned a spot on the Big Ten Preseason Honors List, released on Aug. 15. The Big Ten also released its preseason poll, with the Huskers ranked eighth.

• Individual Milestones and Records to Watch

• Jaycie Johnson has 31 career goals, which ranks 10th in program history. She is four 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.

• The Huskers added eight newcomers to the roster in the offseason, including one transfer and one January enrollee.

• Alexis Rienks, a Lincoln, Neb., native, transferred from New Mexico State
• Aubrei Corder, a Barboursville, W.Va., native, enrolled at Nebraska in January
• Meg Brandt is a freshman from Ankeny, Iowa
• Mayte Corral is a freshman from Los Gatos, Calif.
• Elyse Huber is a freshman from Sioux City, Iowa
• Hannah McKinney is a freshman from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
• Sinclaire Miramontez is a freshman from Lenexa, Kan.
• Brenna Ochoa is a freshman from Omaha, Neb.

• Nebraska will make at least five television appearances this season:

• Monday, Aug. 22 at BYU (6:30 p.m.) – BYUtv
• Friday, Aug. 26 at Oregon (6:30 p.m.) – Pac-12 TV
• Sunday, Aug. 28 at Oregon State (2 p.m.) – Pac-12 TV
• 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).
• BTN will broadcast four games of the Big Ten Tournament (Oct. 30-Nov. 6) at campus sites

• Schedule at a Glance:

• 19 regular-season games
• Five of Nebraska’s opponents are ranked in the preseason NSCAA poll, released on Aug. 2: BYU (16), Clemson (14), Ohio State (23), Penn State (2) and Rutgers (10)
• Four of NU’s other opponents are receiving votes in the preseason NSCAA poll: Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northwestern
• 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
• 10 home games in the second season at Hibner Stadium after the exhibition game