Goals from freshman Kenzie Coons and senior Faith Carter lifted the Nebraska soccer team to a 2-1 upset of No. 13 N.C. State on Sunday in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The win provides a much-needed boost for the Huskers (4-3-1), who snapped a three-match losing skid. NU handed the Wolfpack (6-1-1) their first defeat of the season and snapped their 14-match home unbeaten streak.
Junior goalkeeper Aubrei Corder made a season-high six saves, one shy of her career high. She was one of four Huskers to play the full 90 minutes along with Sinclaire Miramontez, Grace Brown and Meg Brandt.
Coons put the Huskers on the board in the 39th minute with her first career goal. It came off assists from Meg Brandt and Natalie Cooke.
The Huskers increased the lead to 2-0 just 12 minutes later on Carter's third goal of the season, and her second of the weekend. Carter's header goal came off a corner kick from Brenna Ochoa.
N.C. State cut the lead in half when Tziarra King scored in the 64th minute. The Wolfpack could not find the equalizer despite outshooting the Huskers 15-7, including 13-3 in the second half.
The Huskers open Big Ten play next weekend when they travel to Rutgers on Friday.