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NU soccer vs. BYU, 8.17.18

Nebraska senior Savanah Uveges celebrates her first goal of the game against BYU on Aug. 20 at Hibner Field. The Huskers and Cougars finished in a 2-2 draw.

The Nebraska soccer team hopes Sunday's win against North Carolina State has the Huskers pointed in the right direction as Big Ten Conference play arrives.

After an eventful nonconference season, Nebraska (4-3-1) plays Rutgers (4-1-2) in Piscataway, New Jersey, at 4 p.m. Friday.

The Huskers are coming off their best win of the season, a 2-1 victory over the No. 13 Wolfpack on Sunday. The win ended a three-game losing streak that included a 6-0 loss to Baylor and a 3-1 loss to then-No. 14 Duke. 

Senior Savanah Uveges has sparked the Husker offense so far. She is tied for the team lead in goals (3) and assists (3) and has at least one point in five games this season. Eight different Huskers have scored goals this season, including Faith Carter, who also has three.

Husker junior goalkeeper Aubrei Corder has been moving up the school's career saves list. She has 148 saves for sixth in team history; Katie Wright (2003-04) ranks fifth with 153 career saves.

Rutgers has outscored its opponents 16-6 this season and is coming off a draw against LaSalle.

The Huskers have another match on their East Coast swing Sunday, playing at Maryland.

The Huskers return home next week to host Indiana (7 p.m. Thursday) and Purdue (1 p.m. Sept. 23).

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