It took an extra two minutes, but Nebraska (5-3-2) completed its comeback Sunday afternoon to down Maryland (3-4-3) 2-1 in extra time.
For the second straight match Nebraska went to extra time, but after settling for a 1-1 tie against Rutgers on Friday, the Huskers notched their first conference win of the season thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from forward Faith Carter. Her fourth goal of the season, took a corner from midfielder Brenna Ochoa and redirected it near post for the game-winning header.
Maryland took a 1-0 lead into halftime when Terrapin midfielder Darby Moore scored in the 26th minute. Nebraska had more chances and fewer fouls, but Maryland turned one of its two scoring chances into a goal. That was all that separated the two sides through 45 minutes.
In the second half, midfielder Savanah Uveges equalized with a 63rd-minute strike off an assist from Carter. It marked Uveges’ team-high fifth goal of the season; she's now scored at least a point in seven of the team's 10 matches. Ochoa's corner assist in extra time also broke a tie with Uveges for the team lead in assists (four).
Nebraska’s offense outshot the Terps by a 17-5 margin for the game, including an 11-3 advantage in the second half. The Huskers also held a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.
Junior goalkeeper Aubrei Corder had just one save on the day, but it was enough to bump her past Katie Wright (2003-04), whom she tied Friday, for fifth place on the program's career saves list with 154.
After beginning the season unbeaten through three games, the Huskers are now in the midst of another three-game unbeaten streak.
The Huskers are back in action on Thursday against Indiana (6-1-2) at 7:05 p.m. CT at home. The Hoosiers haven't lost in seven matches stretching back to Aug. 26.
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.