LINCOLN — After an entertaining second half, Nebraska came from behind to beat No. 14 Denver 2-1 Sunday afternoon in front of 636.
The win extended Nebraska's win-streak to four games, which is its longest since 2010. It was also its first win over a ranked opponent (No. 18 Texas) since that same season.
Denver (7-1-1) took a 1-0 lead in the 74th minute before the Huskers (6-2-1) responded with a pair of goals from sophomore Katie Kraeutner and freshman Jaycie Johnson in just over a five-minute span.
In the first half, the Huskers were aggressive and totaled six shot attempts, while holding the Pioneers to one.
The Pioneers took the lead at the 73:17 mark when Cassidy Larson found Kristen Hamilton for her seventh goal of the season.
Fifteen seconds later the Huskers responded with Kraeutner's second goal of the season on a pass from Jordan Jackson.
At the 78:49 mark, Samantha Areman sent a crossing pass to Johnson who headed it in for the eventual game-winning goal. The goal marked the fourth straight match that Johnson has scored. She leads all Big Ten freshmen in goals with seven.
Nebraska senior goalkeeper Emma Stevens picked up her 24th career victory with three saves.
The Huskers will go on the road to face Northwestern on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., before heading to Illinois on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.
Denver (7-1-1) .................................... 0 1—1
At Nebraska (6-2-1) ............................ 0 2—2
Goals: DU, Hamilton. NU, Kraeutner, Johnson.