Penn State used Ali Schaefer’s third goal of the weekend to propel the Nittany Lions to a 1-0 win over No. 22 Illinois on Sunday at Jeffrey Field. The Nittany Lions (9-3-0, 2-1-0 Big Ten) used a set piece to settle the score. Christine Nairn played a corner kick to Schaefer, who headed the ball to Whitney Church on the far post. Church moved around two Illini defenders and slotted a short ball to Schaefer who put it away from 15 yards out on the far left post in the 39th minute.
In the latest webisode of “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kara Lentz and Chicago Fire Goalkeeping Coach Aron Hyde recap the opening weekend of women’s conference action, including Nebraska’s decisive victory over Northwestern in the school’s first Big Ten event. Aron gives his thoughts on what stood out the most and gets you ready for the latest action on the pitch. Watch the webisode now and check back next week for a fresh new show that focuses on everything Big Ten soccer.
Some day it will be the answer to a trivia question. The Nebraska soccer team carded the school’s first Big Ten victory in its opening Big Ten Conference event Sunday afternoon. The Huskers, led by Morgan Marlborough’s hat trick, took down Northwestern, 3-1, at Nebraska Soccer Field (read the Huskers.com recap). It was a dramatic way for Nebraska to open its Big Ten career, but it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as the Huskers are 16-1-0 in conference openers, all in the Big 12.
Iowa’s women’s soccer team continue their winning streak defeating Northern Iowa University, 2-0, Wednesday night at the Iowa Soccer Complex. Leah DeMoss earned both scores for The Hawkeyes in the showdown.
In the second webisode of “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan is joined by Chicago Fire Goalkeeping Coach Aron Hyde. The two break down the Women’s Preseason Coaches Poll, which predicts Penn State to win the trophy, and Aron gives his Big Ten predictions and offers up his player to watch. Watch the webisode right now. Also, don’t forget to check out our Olympic Sports TV schedule, which includes three Big Ten women’s soccer games Sunday afternoon.
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team continued its success Sunday, improving to 7-0 with a 5-0 shutout over South Dakota. The Iowa offense was relentless for the entirety of the game, keeping possession in the front third for much of the game. In the opening minutes of play, South Dakota’s freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Viktor fended off shots from Kat Lewis, Cloe Lacasse and Jade Grimm. Viktor was able to make stops on the quick attack initially, but committed an own goal after a corner kick by senior Morgan Showalter in the 15th minute of the game to give Iowa the early lead.