BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A corner kick from No. 21 Ohio State in the final minute of the first half proved to be the difference on Wednesday afternoon, as the Buckeyes eliminated Nebraska from the Big Ten tournament with a 1-0 victory.
The No. 7 seeded Huskers (7-12-1, 4-7-0 Big Ten) and Ohio State (14-4-1, 8-2-1 Big Ten) record single-digit shots. But the Buckeyes' Ellyn Gruber snuck a header by NU goalie Emma Stevens at 44:15 following a corner kick from Megan Fuller.
Nebraska got off a pair of shots in the first half and each attempt narrowly missed putting the Huskers on the board. Freshmen Katie Kraeutner and Alex Massey each came close to scoring their first postseason goal, but both attempts sailed just above the crossbar.
The loss ends the 2012 season for the Huskers, who lose just one player from the 2012 squad for next season.
Also Wednesday, Mayme Conroy and Ari Romero were picked for the Big Ten second team. Jaylyn Odermann was chosen for the all-freshman team and Bri Badje was NU’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.