Volleyball returns to campus for its home opener, while football has a short turnaround for a prime time Thursday night game. Here's what the upcoming week looks like:
Women's golf opens the 2011 fall season at the Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup. The Bearcats hit the golf course in Louisville, Ky. on Monday and Tuesday. The team returns four players from last year and welcomes three newcomers.
Volleyball returns to campus for their home opener along with opening BIG EAST play after playing away during the beginning of the season. The team will welcome Evansville to Fifth Third Arena on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Bearcats will open BIG EAST play later in the week, when they host Connecticut and St. John's on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., respectively.
Football has a short week between games, as the team hosts NC State at Nippert Stadium on Thursday at 8 p.m. The game will be aired on ESPN and ESPN 3, along with being aired for the first time on ESPN 3D. WEBN will have radio coverage of the game. Fans are encouraged to come early, be loud and wear black.
Women's soccer hits the road later in the week to continue BIG EAST play. The team heads to Providence, R.I. on Friday to battle Providence at 4 p.m. The Bearcats then travel to Storrs, Conn. to play Connecticut on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Men's soccer follows the women's team as they too travel to Providence, R.I. The Bearcats hit the pitch on Saturday at 1 p.m. looking to beat Providence in the first BIG EAST match up of the season.
Women's tennis kicks off the 20ll campaign at the Miami (OH) Invitational. The Bearcats play all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This Week's Schedule Women's Golf
All day, Monday-Tuesday: UC at Wild Eggs Cardinal Cup, Louisville, Ky.
7:30 p.m., Tuesday: UC vs. Evansville, Fifth Third Arena
7:30 p.m., Friday: UC vs. Connecticut, Fifth Third Arena
2 p.m., Sunday: UC vs. St. John's, Fifth Third Arena
Volleyball played two games in the BIG EAST/ Big Ten Challenge, where they fell in both to ranked teams. The Bearcats were first matched up with No. 3 Illinois, where they lost 3-0 by scores of 25-16, 25-14, 25-12. The team also fell 3-0 to No. 14 Purdue. Senior Missy Harpenau was the only UC player with double digit kills, with 10. Their record is 7-6-0 this season.
The men's soccer team closed out its home stand by succumbing to Missouri State and Oakland. The Bearcats lost 1-0 to Missouri State on Friday after holding the Bears scoreless until the 80th minute. Goalie Joey Barnard made four saves in goal. The Bearcats looked to overcome the loss on Sunday but fell short when they were defeated 2-1 in double overtime by Oakland. Freshman Will Diebold notched his first career goal off of a pass from Shamar Shelton. The team is 3-4-0 for the season.
The women's soccer played away and at home last week, where they finished 1-1. The Bearcats traveled to DePaul on Friday, where they won 1-0 in double overtime. Jasmine Rhodes scored in the 108th minute to secure the victory for the Bearcats. On Sunday, the team returned home to play in front of a sellout crowd of 1400, where they succumbed to No. 12 Notre Dame, 4-1. The Bearcats came out of the gate early, when freshman Megan Cravenor scored in the 10th minute but that was not enough to secure the win. They have a record of 5-3-2.
The men's cross country team claimed first place in the Commodore Classic, while the women's team finished in fifth place. Eric Finan continues to dominate as he finished in first with at time of 24:25.9. The men's team had to total of 75 points where they beat second place finisher Alabama by 10 points.
The football team rebounded from their loss at Tennessee when they welcomed Akron to Nippert Stadium on Saturday, topping the Zips 59-14. The defense scored three touchdowns in the game and Senior DJ Woods led the offense with two catches for 62 yards. The Bearcats are now 2-1.