LINCOLN — The Nebraska soccer team had the lead for most of its game against No. 12 Penn State Friday, but the Huskers had to settle for a 1-1 tie in double overtime after giving up a goal late in the second half.
It was the second straight draw for the Huskers after a 0-0 game against Michigan State last Sunday.
Nebraska struck first in the sixth minute as junior Caroline Flynn’s shot deflected off Penn State goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom and into the net. It was Flynn’s second goal of the season.
Flynn led the Husker offense with three shots in the game, while senior Jaylyn Odermann added two.
The Nittany Lions turned up the pressure in the final 15 minutes of regulation, taking four corner kicks in a five minute span. The Nittany Lions broke through in the 82nd minute, when Emily Ogle fired in a shot to tie the game 1-1.
Penn State continued to attack in the overtime periods and outshot Nebraska 5-0 in that span. But the Husker defense held up to preserve the draw.
Nebraska outshot Penn State, 5-3 in the first half, while Husker goalkeeper Erika Johnson collected two saves. She added three saves in the second half and one in the first overtime period.
Penn State outshot the Huskers 10-1 in the second half.
Nebraska continues Big Ten play Sunday, when the Huskers will look for their first conference win of the season in a 1:05 p.m. game against Ohio State.
Penn State (6-2-2) ..................................... 0 1 0 0—1
Nebraska (4-3-2) ........................................ 1 0 0 0—1
Goals: NU Flynn, PSU Ogle