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NU soccer team will face ‘challenging’ schedule in 2019

May 17, 2019

The Nebraska soccer team will host of pair of Elite Eight finalists next fall.

The Huskers released their 2019 schedule, which includes a Sept. 1 home match against Baylor and an Oct. 27 home match against defending Big Ten regular-season champion Penn State. Both teams reached the Elite Eight last year.

NU will see 10 NCAA Tournament qualifiers from last season.

“The 2019 schedule is both exciting and very challenging,” coach John Walker said in a statement. “The nonconference schedule is loaded with nationally prominent programs and this should prepare us well for the difficult Big Ten season ahead.”

The Huskers will host nonconference games against Clemson (Aug. 30), Oklahoma (Sept. 13) and Gonzaga (Sept. 15).

Each of the Huskers’ last four games of the regular season will be against teams that made the 2018 tourney -- Oct. 13 vs. Rutgers, Oct. 17 at Minnesota, Oct. 20 at Wisconsin and Oct. 27 vs. Penn State.

2019 schedule:

August: 10--Omaha (exhibition); 15--at Arkansas (exhibition); 22--at Kansas; 30--Clemson.

September: 1--Baylor; 6--at Long Beach State; 8--at USC; 13--Oklahoma; 15--Gonzaga; 20--at Purdue; 22--at Indiana; 26--at Northwestern; 29--Illinois.

October: 3--at Iowa; 6--at Michigan; 11--Maryland; 13--Rutgers; 17--at Minnesota; 20--at Wisconsin; 27--Penn State.