After a successful weekend in Charleston, SC last week, the Bearcats continued rolling with a big win yesterday in our Big East conference opener versus DePaul! We finished the Charleston Cup with a 4-0 win versus Coastal Carolina to win the tournament! It was a complete team effort on Sunday and all 20 players who traveled got to play in the game. We had 4 players (Emily Hebbeler, Mackenzie Grause, Jazmine Rhodes, and Kristina Utley) on the all-tournament team and left Charleston with 6 crucial points on the road.
We trained hard this week and continued our success in our game first Big East game of the year versus DePaul. After a slow start and a lot of back and forth, we won 1-0 in double-overtime! We have now gone to overtime 4 times this season, winning twice and tying twice! Despite being outshot and not playing our best, we worked hard and never gave up. It was a GREAT result on the road and a great way to start off Big East play!
Today we had a light practice and helped out at the Pink Ribbon Girls Wiffleball tournament. Pink Ribbon Girls is an organization that supports breast cancer and our team is more than willing to help in any way possible as breast cancer is something that has affected almost everyone on our team in one way or another. It was amazing to see how many people showed up for such a great cause! We sold raffle tickets and applied pink ribbon tattoos on all the little kids.
Tomorrow we face another great test in Big East play as we play the defending national champions Notre Dame. The game is a double-header "White Out" with the mens team and will start at 3:30! It is going to be a good game and we have already pre-sold 500 tickets! It's going to be a great atmosphere to play in so if your in town, come check out the Bearcats as we look to start conference play off 2-0!