Nebraska’s Faith Carter notches hat trick, nets golden goal in 4-3 victory over Indiana

LINCOLN — Nebraska senior Faith Carter scored twice in the final 15 minutes of regulation and then added her third goal 58 seconds into overtime to give Nebraska a 4-3 win over Indiana Thursday night at Hibner Stadium.

Nebraska trailed 3-1 after Indiana’s Melanie Forbes scored with 15 minutes left, but Carter responded 25 seconds later with her first goal, then tied it up with 7:22 remaining on an assist by Savanah Uveges.

Carter scored 58 seconds into overtime on an assist from Meg Brandt. Carter, an Omaha Marian graduate, entered the night with four goals on the season.

After the teams waited out a 2 1/2-hour lightning delay, Abby Allen scored off a deflection to put the Hoosiers up 1-0 at halftime. It was Allen’s team-best seventh goal this season.

Nebraska answered seven minutes into the second half as Meg Brandt scored off a pass from Theresa Pujado. Indiana scored the next two goals before Carter’s late hat trick improved the Huskers to 2-0-1 in Big Ten play.

Nebraska returns to action Sunday at 1 p.m. at home against Purdue.

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