When the Huskers came to town a couple of weeks ago, the defending Big 12 champs were undefeated and ranked #5 in the country. An NCAA quarterfinalist last year, Nebraska had never lost a Big 12 game. The Horns, on the other hand, were 1-2, had never had a winning season or beaten a top 10 team in their brief three-year history and had just been drubbed, 4-1, by a pretty lousy Missouri squad. But improbably, Rachael Safirstein's booming 25-yard rocket into the corner of the net early in the second half and some point-blank saves by goalie Cami Varnadore pushed the Horns to the upset, into second place in the conference, and into contention for a national ranking. Safirstein, by the way, became the Horns' first-ever Soccer America Player of the Week for her efforts.
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