The Huskers entered the weekend in fourth place on the Big Ten table. It looked like they were heading for a second straight loss at home on Friday.
Then center back Sinclaire Miramontez saved the night.
Miramontez buried an equalizer with 41 seconds remaining in regulation to earn the Huskers (8-4-4, 4-1-3 Big Ten) a point with a 1-1 draw against Michigan (7-7-1, 3-4-1 Big Ten).
Michigan struck first when forward Reilly Martin found the back in the seventh minute, her sixth of the season. Despite outshooting the Wolverines in the first half, 6-3, the Huskers went into halftime trailing by a 1-0 margin.
Nebraska came out firing in the second half and once again outshot Michigan, this time by a 7-2 tally. Midfielder Brenna Ochoa’s 89th-minute set piece bounced around the goalie box before an attempt to clear it was gathered by Miramontez, who netted her second goal of the season.
Michigan had plenty of chances during the overtime period, Michigan outshot Nebraska by a 4-2 margin, but neither team scored. Junior goalkeeper Aubrei Corder played all 110 minutes for the Big Red and recorded three saves.
Nebraska's 15 points is tied for third in the conference with Wisconsin. NU sits just three points behind both Rutgers and Penn State for first place in the Big Ten. Michigan State comes to Lincoln for a Sunday match at Hibner Stadium at 1:05 p.m. (CT).
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.