NU Soccer Faces Week on the Road

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With only three games remaining in the 2012 regular season, the Nebraska soccer team (6-9-1, 3-5-0 Big Ten) hits the road for a pair of games at Iowa and at Illinois, before ending the regular season at home with Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 26.

The Huskers will look to improve to 5-0-0 all-time against the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-3-3, 2-3-3 Big Ten) on Thursday, Oct. 18, when NU visits the UI Soccer Complex for a 7 p.m. game. The Hawkeyes started the season with nine straight wins, before dropping their Big Ten opener at Illinois, 2-1. Iowa went a perfect 11-0-0 during non-conference play, but has posted just a 2-3-3 record during league play. The Hawkeyes and Huskers enter Thursday in a three-way tie with Indiana for seventh place in the Big Ten standings.

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After playing its first game of the year on a Thursday, the Huskers head to Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, Oct. 21, for a Noon meeting with the Illinois Fighting Illini (7-6-2, 4-3-1 Big Ten). Nebraska will be looking for its first ever win in the series, as the Illini hold a 3-0-0 record, including a 3-1 win in Lincoln last season.

After winning the Big Ten Tournament last season and finishing second in the regular-season standing, Illinois enters the week tied for fourth in the Big Ten with Minnesota, as each team has posted a 4-3-1 record.

Courtesy: NU Media Relations