LINCOLN — Despite a late-game push, No. 23 Nebraska couldn’t overcome the two goals it conceded in the second half to No. 21 Michigan, falling 2-1 Sunday at the Nebraska Soccer Field.
The first half was scoreless, but both teams had chances. The Wolverines (9-2-1, 3-1-1) recorded the first shot of the game only 90 seconds in. The early chance set a frantic tone for game.
Michigan finally cracked the scoreboard when Nkem Ezurike converted a Madisson Lewis cross in the 54th minute. Lewis doubled the advantage four minutes later when the Huskers failed to clear a long throw-in.
But Jordan Jackson notched her 30th career goal via a header in the 75th minute, cutting the lead in half. The Huskers had a few more chances, sending the ball barely over the bar on multiple occasions. The final chance for the Huskers was a free kick that was deflected out of bounds.
Michigan (9-2-1, 3-1-1 Big Ten) 0 2—2
At Nebraska (9-3-1, 4-1-0) 0 1—1
Goals: UM, Ezurike, Lewis. NU, Jackson.