NU Soccer Team Visits Wisconsin for Friday Night Showdown

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The Nebraska soccer team (5-7-1, 2-3-0 Big Ten) is set to play its third straight road game on Friday night when the Huskers pay a visit to the McClimon Complex for a 7 p.m. game with the Wisconsin Badgers.


Nebraska enters the weekend tied with Minnesota for eighth in the Big Ten standing, while Wisconsin is in 10th place with a 1-3-1 record following losses to Michigan, Penn State and Minnesota, while tying Ohio State and posting a win over Michigan State.


After starting 2-1 in Big Ten play, the Huskers dropped a pair of games on the road at Michigan State and at Michigan last weekend to fall one-game below .500 during the conference season.


Nebraska holds a 2-1-1 advantage in the all-time series with Wisconsin. The Badgers picked up their first win in the series last year in Lincoln with a 2-0 shutout.


Friday's game will be streamed live at (subscription needed) and live stats will also be available at the Badgers' official website.


This week marks a rare one-game weekend for the Huskers, as they will return to Lincoln following their game with the Badgers. Nebraska will then turn its attention to the final five games of the regular season, including a pair of home games next weekend with Penn State and Ohio State.


Outside Looking In

If the Big Ten Tournament started today, the Huskers would be one of four teams in the league that wouldn't be invited to Bloomington, Ind.


Nebraska is currently tied for eighth place with Minnesota, but the host school automatically earns a bid to the tournament, which means Indiana would received the eighth seed, even though the Hoosiers sit 11th in the league with a 1-4-0 record.


Nebraska is right in the hunt though, as it sits one point behind Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue for fifth place.


Have Game, Will Score

Sophomore Mayme Conroy enters Friday's game at Wisconsin with a goal in each of Nebraska's last four games and six goals in NU's last seven games.


After scoring just one goal in 2011 as a true freshman, Conroy has become NU's top offensive threat with a team-high eight goals, which ranks fifth in the Big Ten.


Young Fire Power

Of the Huskers' 19 goals this season, 17 of the goals have been scored by freshmen or sophomores, including six from NU's freshmen class.


Senior Jordan Jackson and junior Stacy Bartels are the only juniors or seniors to score a goal in 2012.


Sophomore Mayme Conroy leads the team with eight goals after scoring one as a true freshman last season. Freshmen Katie Kraeutner and Jaylyn Odermann, along with sophomore Hannah Dittmar are tied for second on the team with two goals each, while freshman Alex Massey, freshman Caroline Flynn and sophomore Caroline Gray have each scored one goal. 


Charting Saves

Junior goalie Emma Stevens entered the 2012 season ranked eighth on the Huskers all-time saves list with 110 saves.


The Corona, Calif., native enters the weekend in sole possession of fifth place on the all-time chart with 151 saves.


Next up on the list ahead of Stevens is Katie Wright (2003-04), who sits in fourth place with 152 career saves.


Jamie Klages (2005-06) sits third on the list with 156 career saves.


Earlier this season, Stevens set a personal best with 204:54 minutes of scoreless play in net over a four-game span. The streak started against Baylor on Friday, Aug. 31 and ended during the Northern Colorado game on Sunday, Sept. 16.