WESTFIELD, Ind. — Minnesota’s April Bockin scored a pair of goals to send the Golden Gophers past Nebraska 2-0 in the Big Ten women’s soccer tournament semifinals on Friday afternoon.
Bockin, who leads the Big Ten in goals with 13, put the Gophers ahead in the opening minutes and then put the game away late.
In the third minute, Bockin scored from 25 yards out, tucking the ball into the top right corner of the net.
Nebraska took three shots on goal in the second half, and Minnesota nearly allowed an own goal that would have tied the match. But with less than three minutes to play, Bockin scored off an assist from Celina Nummerdor.
Minnesota outshot NU 13-6 for the match.
Minnesota, the seventh seed in the tournament, advances to Sunday’s final against top-seeded Penn State.
The Huskers drop to 9-7-5 on the season and now hope to receive an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. The tournament’s selection show is Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Nebraska (9-7-5)……..0 0—0
Minnesota (11-8-1)…..1 1—2
Goals: M, Bockin 2