Bearcats Drops Double-Overtime Thriller at Marquette

Sept. 25, 2009

Box Score

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The University of Cincinnati men's soccer team dropped a 1-0, double-overtime heartbreaker to Marquette on Friday night (Sept. 25) at Valley Fields.

The Bearcats dropped to 5-3-0 overall and 1-2-0 in BIG EAST play with its second straight loss. UC has lost its last three matches against Marquette.

UC held the Golden Eagles scoreless for 109:55 seconds, but a flurry of late activity led to a clock stoppage with nine seconds to play. Marquette was a awarded a free kick from 25 yards out just right of the goal. Calum Mallace bent the free kick over the wall and past UC goalkeeper Matt Williams Portland, Maine/Cheverus and into the side netting for his second goal of the season and the first conference win for the Golden Eagles (2-4-1, 1-1-1 BIG EAST).

Cincinnati held a 14-11 edge in shots and had several good chances. Early on, Darren Weber (Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park) took a cross and, with the Marquette keeper off his line, slid a shot just wide left.

In the second overtime period, Mark Konitsch (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence Senior) had a good chance snuffed out by MU goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski in the 107th minute.

Williams made six saves for the Bearcats, while Pyzdrowski saved two shots to post the shutout.

UC will travel to Notre Dame for a nationally-televised contest against the Irish on Sunday, Sept. 27. CBS College Sports Network will broadcast the action, which gets underway at 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Stadium.