Madison, Wis. – The Nebraska soccer team (9-4-1, 3-2-1 Big Ten) struck first against Wisconsin, but a late goal by the Badgers led to a 1-1 draw at McClimon Track/Soccer Complex on Thursday night.
Junior Haley Hanson put the Huskers on the board in the 35th minute with her header off a corner kick from Sydney Miramontez. The goal marked Hanson’s sixth this season and ninth of her career. She has scored eight goals in her last 16 games, dating back to last season, after scoring once in her first 32 career games.
The Huskers held a 1-0 advantage until the 84th minute, when Wisconsin’s Dani Rhodes scored the equalizer. Wisconsin stands at 5-4-5 this season, with a 2-2-2 mark in Big Ten play after Thursday night’s draw.
Freshman goalkeeper Aubrei Corder collected four saves over 110 minutes, increasing her season total to 51 saves through 14 games. Offensively, Nebraska took eight corner kicks compared to Wisconsin’s one. The Badgers edged the Huskers in shots, 11-10, but the two teams each had five shots on goal.
The Huskers continue their road trip on Sunday when they face 17th-ranked Minnesota at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The game starts at 2 p.m. (CT) and will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.