Week 11 Preview: Nebraska

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The University of Iowa soccer team concludes the 2016 season by facing Nebraska at the Barbara Hibner Stadium on Wednesday in Lincoln, Nebraska. Match time is set for 7 p.m. (CT). 

• Live stats can be found on hawkeyesports.com.
• The match will be streamed online via BTN Plus. Visit www.btn2go.com (subscription required) to watch the action.
• Fans can follow the Iowa soccer program on Twitter (@HawkeyeSoccer) for live game updates.

• Eleven different Hawkeyes have scored at least one goal in 2016.  Iowa had eight players score during the 2015 campaign.
• The Hawkeyes have scored 25 goals this season, surpassing the 2015 mark, when Iowa scored 20. 
• Of Iowa’s 25 goals, 16 have come in the second half or later, with one goal in overtime and 15 in the second half. 
• Senior Bri Toelle is tied for eighth in the Big Ten in shots per game (3.06), and in shots (49). Toelle is also tied for third in game-winning goals with three. 
• Eight players – Rose Ripslinger, Devin Burns, Natalie Winters, Isabella Blackman, Kaleigh Haus, Rachele Armand, Morgan Kemerling, and Olivia Fiegel – have scored the first goals of their careers this season.
• Senior Bri Toelle leads the team in goals (six) and points (14). 
• Junior Karly Stuenkel is second on the team with five goals and four assists for 14 points this season. 
• Iowa had a six-game winning streak from Aug. 21-Sept. 9. It was the longest streak for the program since 2013. 
• Iowa is outshooting opponents by a margin of 244-216, in 18 contests. 

• Nebraska is 10-5-3 this season, including a 7-1-1 home record, and is currently 4-3-3 in Big Ten play. 
• The Huskers have shut out six opponents — four of which were against Big Ten teams. 
• Nebraska has scored 24 goals this season, with 19 assists, and 67 points off a total of 194 shots. Jaycie Johnson leads the Huskers with 10 goals and 22 points, she has fired 40 shots this season.  Four players have scored multiple goals for Nebraska. 
• Nebraska is outscoring its opponents by a margin of 24-18, while also outshooting 194-181. 
• Goalkeeper Aubrei Corder has spent every minute between the posts for the Huskers, making 63 saves, with a 0.95 goals against average. 

• Nebraska has won all nine meetings in the all-time series. 

The Hawkeyes are coming off a road win against Maryland this past weekend. Bri Toelle and Karly Stuenkel each scored a goal en route to the 2-0 victory, giving Iowa its fourth shutout of the season. Iowa has also shut out Purdue, Iowa State, and Eastern Michigan. 

Five freshmen have scored their first career goals for the Hawkeyes this season. Devin Burns leads the class with three, while Olivia Fiegel has two, Natalie Winters, Isabella Blackman, and Kaleigh Haus have all scored once. 

Five different Hawkeyes have scored game-winning goals this season. Bri Toelle leads the team with three, Devin Burns has tallied two, while Isabella Blackman, Olivia Fiegel, and Karly Stuenkel have each recorded one. 

Senior Bri Toelle leads the team with six goals and 14 points this season. The Virginia native surpassed her career best of five goals from last season during the Maryland match. She led the team with 15 points and five assists in 2015. She is tied for eighth in the Big Ten in shots, and shots per game. 

• Freshman Claire Graves has started every game for the Hawkeyes, making 69 saves — the second-most in the Big Ten — and posting a 1.62 goals against average. 
• Graves is tied for fifth in the Big Ten for shutouts with four. 
• The Indiana native made seven saves en route to her first career victory at Missouri and she posted her first career shutout in a 1-0 victory over Eastern Michigan, and then again against Purdue. 
• Graves made a career-high nine saves in the 1-0 loss to Michigan on Sept. 16.

Junior Karly Stuenkel tallied the second two-goal game of her career in Iowa’s 4-1 victory over Colorado State on Sept. 2. Stuenkel has scored five goals this season, tying her season best from 2015.  The St. Charles, Illinois, native is one of two Hawkeyes (Bri Toelle) to tally a two-goal game this season.  Toelle had her first career multi-goal game in Iowa’s 3-2 win over Wyoming.

• Iowa has earned weekly Big Ten Conference recognition twice during the 2016 season.
• Junior Karly Stuenkel was the Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 6 after scoring three goals and adding an assist in Iowa wins over Colorado State and SIU Edwardsville.
• Forward Olivia Fiegel was the Freshman of the Week on Sept. 13 after scoring goals in road games at Iowa State and Colorado.  The goal against the Cyclones was her first career game-winner.

• Iowa’s nine player freshmen class was ranked as the 28th-best recruiting class in the nation by BigSoccer.com.  
• Two freshmen — Natalie Winters and Hannah Drkulec — have national team experience.  Winters has competed in six U18 Women’s National Team camps, while Drkulec played on the Croatian Women’s National Team in 2015.

Juniors Rachele Armand and sophomore Aubree Larson are Iowa’s team captains for the 2016 season. Larson will miss the entire season because of injury. 

The Hawkeyes have two new additions to the coaching staff for the 2016 season in interim assistant coach Nate Castillo and volunteer assistant Chris Early.  Both are UI alums.  Castillo joins the program after serving as a high school assistant coach at City High in Iowa City, while Early was an assistant coach at Northwestern State last season.