Nov. 10, 2013
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The top-seeded Nebraska women’s soccer team won its first Big Ten Tournament Championship in school history after defeating No. 7 Iowa, 1-0, in Sunday’s championship match at Illinois Soccer Stadium in Champaign, Ill. With the victory, the Cornhuskers earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Jaycie Johnson scored the game’s lone goal in the 29th minute, converting a penalty kick after being fouled inside the 18-yard box. Nebraska goalkeeper Emma Stevens made three saves throughout the match to preserve the shutout.
Nebraska also captured the Big Ten Championship on Nov. 1, becoming the first No. 1 seed to win both the conference championship and tournament title since Penn State in 2008.
The NCAA Selection Show will air live on NCAA.com on Monday, Nov. 11 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
2013 Big Ten Women’s Soccer All-Tournament Team
Jannelle Flaws, Illinois
Kayleigh Steigerwalt, Indiana
Hannah Clark, Iowa
Melanie Pickert, Iowa
Tori McCombs, Michigan
Simone Kolander, Minnesota
Ari Romero, Nebraska
Jordan Jackson, Nebraska
Jaycie Johnson, Nebraska
Britt Eckerstrom, Penn State
Rose Lavelle, Wisconsin
Defensive Player of the Tournament: Ari Romero, Nebraska
Offensive Player of the Tournament: Jaycie Johnson, Nebraska