UNO soccer

UNO fell to Nebraska 6-0 during the spring season.

UNO and Nebraska return key contributors from last season.

With the regular season still a couple of weeks away, the Mavericks and Huskers will have a chance to see where they stand when they square off in their exhibition opener at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Hibner Stadium.

UNO went 8-11-2 last season, winning five of its last eight games. The Mavs return forward Bailey Cascio, who had team highs of seven goals and 17 points.

Also back are midfielder Andrea Daves, who had a team-high six assists, and keeper Erin Bunker, who recorded four shutouts.

NU returns its starting keeper, as well. Aubrei Corder has made 62 starts in her first three years.

The Huskers also bring back a pair of All-Big Ten selections, seniors Savanah Uveges and Sinclaire Miramontez, from last year’s 9-7-5 team. Uveges tied for the team lead in points (20) and scored eight goals. Brenna Ochoa, who has led Nebraska in assists the past two seasons, also returns.

NU went 4-1 during the spring season, which included a 6-0 win over UNO.

This is the first of two exhibition matches, and both squads will be on the road next week. Nebraska plays at Arkansas on Thursday while UNO is at Kansas on Aug. 16.