A comeback win Friday night and the first-ever home game Sunday highlighted the UNO men's soccer inaugural weekend. In a matchup with two different conference champions from a year ago, the Mavs showed their mettle beating one and having several chances against the other.
The UNO women's soccer team scored two second-half corner kicks to overcome a 2-1 deficit and earned their first-ever Division I win Sunday at South Dakota. After falling behind for the second straight weekend, the Mavs put in two goals in an 11-minute span.
When the UNO men's soccer team takes the field Friday night at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, there will be a lot of firsts on hand. Unfortunately, the Mavs won't have the luxury of sitting back and taking the moment in.
The women's soccer team became the first UNO sport to compete in a Division I contest, falling 2-0 at Wisconsin-Green Bay Friday night. Hekla Palmadottir scored both goals for the Phoenix who outshot the Mavs 23-8 overall and 7-5 in shots on goal.
If their first test against a Division I opponent is any indication, the UNO women's soccer team will do just fine. After a week of practice, the Mavs hooked up in an Aug. 13 exhibition with Missouri Valley Conference champion Creighton at Morrison Stadium across town.
When Jason Mims was hired as the first ever men's soccer coach at UNO, he took on a position full of challenges. It was April 22, a little more than four months away from the start of the season, and Mims was the only piece in place.