Bears Soccer falls to Nebraska in regular season opener
GREELEY, Colo. -- After holding Nebraska to a scoreless game for most the first half Saturday night, Northern Colorado soccer lost a hard-fought 3-0 game against its Big 12 opponent at Jackson Stadium. This was the regular-season opening for the Bears, who now start off the season 0-1-0.
Northern Colorado got off to an aggressive start with a shot on goal from senior Marcie Johnson in the first minute of the game. That was followed up by a second shot on goal from freshman Alexsys Tamayo 30 seconds later.
Sophomore Kirstin Salminen started in goal for Northern Colorado and tallied four saves in the first half, keeping the game scoreless until there were just seconds remaining in the first half.
Nebraska's Morgan Marlborough scored an unassisted goal at 44:44 to put the Huskers up 1-0 going into half time.
Coming out of half time, Nebraska increased its lead to 2-0 when Molly Thomas rebounded a shot and snuck it in the left corner.
The Bears came close to shortening the lead when sophomore Kimmie Feidler took a shot that hit the left post and was quickly grabbed by the Husker goalkeeper.
The game remained at 2-0 until Thomas scored the final goal of the game when she took the assist from Marlborough to get to the final score of 3-0.
Northern Colorado will now move on to finish up its season-opening homestand against Western Michigan at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, and Hartford, at noon, on Sunday August 30th.