The Nebraska soccer team (4-4-0) returns home and opens Big Ten play this weekend when it hosts Purdue (5-1-2) on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1:05 p.m.
Fans can purchase tickets to the game by calling 1-800-8 BIG RED or by visiting Huskers.com/tickets. The game against the Boilermakers will be streamed on Big Ten Network+ (subscription required) and broadcast on KRNU. Fans can also track the action by following @NebraskaSoccer on Twitter and viewing the live stats on huskers.com.
Last Time Out
The Huskers traveled to Tucson where they battled Arizona State to a 1-0 loss before falling to Arizona to close out the weekend, 3-2.
The Huskers are back on the road next week as they travel East to face Maryland on Sept. 23 at 1:05 p.m. CT and Rutgers on Sept. 26 at noon CT.
• The Nebraska soccer program begins its 11th season as a member of the Big Ten Conference this weekend. Nebraska won the regular-season and tournament titles in 2013, as one of four appearances in the Big Ten Tournament since 2011.
• The Huskers continue to rack up shots and shots on goal. Nebraska has outshot its opponents 134/83 and 72/41 in shots on goal. Last weekend against the Wildcats, the Huskers took the most shots on the season with 24.
• Two-time Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Week Sami Hauk returned to action against Arizona after her sidelining injury. Hauk recorded two saves in 90 minutes of play.
• Freshman Abbey Schwarz leads the team with four assists and two game-winning assists.
• Senior Grace Brown has been a constant on defense as she has recorded 711 minutes of play in eight games and five shots with three shots on goal.
Scouting the Purdue Boilermakers
• Purdue is 5-1-2 this season and won last weekend’s matchup against Colorado, 3-1.
• Last season, the Boilermakers went 4-6-2 overall and 4-5-2 in conference play, finishing tenth in the Big Ten standings.
• Nebraska leads the all-time series against Purdue, 8-4-0, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 2000. Last season, NU posted a 2-1 win in Lincoln, Neb.
• Head Coach Drew Roff is in his seventh year at Purdue with a 41-47-13 record. Prior to Purdue, Roff spent eight seasons at Illinois State where he guided the Redbirds to six Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles.