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ASU women's soccer and Nebraska finish in tie

September 20, 2009

The Arizona State women's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to five (3-0-2), tying Nebraska 1-1 on Sunday.

The Sun Devils forced a tie - and had their opportunities for a victory - against a Nebraska squad that had defeated its last four opponents by an aggregate score of 29-3.

For the second time in as many games the Sun Devils (5-1-2) would find themselves having to fight back from a deficit after Nebraska freshman Morgan Marlborough was able get free and connect on a shot from the top left side of the 18-yard box. Marlborough's goal came with 16 seconds left in the first half, a half in which the Sun Devils contained the Huskers (5-1-2), holding them to only two shots on goal.

In the second half the Sun Devils slowly started to take control of the game as they made several strong runs at the Nebraska goal. ASU's persistent attack finally produced in a goal in the 77th minute when freshman midfielder Taylor McCarter found herself all alone and drilled a shot from 15 yards out for the first goal of her career.

After McCarter's goal the Sun Devils had numerous opportunities to take the lead both in regulation and in overtime, however were unable to get the go-ahead goal.

For the match, ASU held advantages in shots (20-17), shots on goal (5-2) and corner kicks (10-6). Leading the Sun Devils in shots were senior midfielder Carly Kallas (6) and junior forward Karin Volpe (5), who combined for 11 of ASU's 20 shots.

The Sun Devils return to action on Friday when they host Pepperdine at 7 p.m.