Bearcats Fall at No. 6/7 USF|
Oct. 26, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Cincinnati men's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision at No. 6/7 USF on Wednesday evening at the USF Soccer Stadium.
Cincinnati (5-11-1, 1-7-0 BIG EAST) was eliminated from BIG EAST Conference tournament contention with the loss. UC has qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament in five of the seven seasons in which it has been affiliated with the league, missing only the 2009 and 2011 tourneys.
USF (12-2-2, 7-0-1), which clinched the BIG EAST Red Division championship with the win, got a pair of goals from Dom Dwyer, who leads the BIG EAST with 16, a USF record.
Dwyer started the scoring for the Bulls in the 10th minute off an assist from Ashani Fairclough.
The Bearcats trailed, 1-0, at the half, despite outshooting the Bulls by a 6-2 count in the first 45 minutes.
USF put in a pair of goals within minutes of each other early in the second half. In the 57th minute, Sebastien Thuriere scored his second goal of the season and Dwyer added his second of the day in the 58th minute to produce the final margin.
Taylor Hafling (Louisville, Ky./New Mexico) made three saves and the Bearcats held a 9-8 lead in shots.
UC has not won at USF since 1999 and is winless against the Bulls in the last three meetings (0-2-1).
Cincinnati returns to Gettler Stadium to wrap up the regular season with a date against No. 18/11 St. John's. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with a pregame ceremony scheduled to honor seniors D.J. Albert (Park City, Ill./College of Lake County) and Sam Klosterman (Belleville, Ill./Belleville West).