Aug. 31, 1997
Huskers Edge USC, 2-1
LINCOLN, Neb. - All-American midfielder Kari Uppinghouse scored the game-winning goal, her first goal of the season, at 52:16 mark to propel the Nebraska women's soccer team to a 2-1 win over the University of Southern California in front of 776 fans at the Abbott Sports Complex on Sunday.
The win extended Nebraska's home winning streak to 17 and was the Huskers 21st consecutive regular-season victory. Nebraska improved to 2-0-0 on the season, while USC dropped to 1-1-0.
Uppinghouse's unassisted goal gave the Huskers a 2-0 lead early in the second half, but the Women of Troy continued to battle. USC midfielder Kim Clark's goal on a direct free kick at 67:09 narrowed the gap, but the Husker held on for the victory.
Nebraska played solid defense throughout the game, led by the goalkeeping of third-team All-American Rebecca Hornbacher, who recorded seven saves.
Freshman midfielder/defender Christine Gluck scored the first goal of her career at the 28:50 mark to give the Huskers a 1-0 lead at intermission.
Nebraska coach John Walker said the two teams were very evenly matched.
"I thought it was a real battle. It was kind of like an NCAA Tournament-type game," Walker said. "USC is a team that will be in the tournament at the end of the year."
The Huskers outshot the Trojans, 13-11, and attempted 10 shots on goal to USC's eight.