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The Nebraska soccer team (3-3-1) lost its third straight match Thursday night, falling to Duke 3-1 in Durham, North Carolina.

After starting the season 3-0-1, the Huskers have struggled, including on Thursday night. 

No. 14 Duke (5-1-1) allowed the Huskers to score first, when Faith Carter netted her second goal of the season on a header from Savanah Uveges in the 33rd minute. The goal was just one of NU's three shots on goal against the Blue Devils. 

Throughout the remainder of the first half, NU kept pace with Duke with each side recording four shots. Then, in the second half, Duke took over the game. 

Tess Boade scored her first goal of the season off an assist by Kayla McCoy to even the game at 1-1 in the 59th minute. And just like against Baylor on Sunday night, the Huskers let in goals in quick succession. Duke responded with a penalty kick goal in the 63rd minute by Karlie Paschall to take a one-goal advantage.

Duke finished off NU in the 83rd minute with another penalty-kick goal from Paschall. 

Things don't get any easier for the Huskers going forward, as they'll take on No. 13 North Carolina State on Sunday at noon before two more road games against Rutgers and Maryland. 

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