Men's Soccer |
April 8, 2008
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Cincinnati men's soccer team kicked off their spring soccer schedule with a double header at the University of Dayton on Saturday (Apr. 5). The Bearcats opened with a 1-1 tie against Bowling Green State University, which was followed by a 1-0 loss against 2007 national runner-up Ohio State.
The Bearcats opened against Bowling Green in a game that didn't see a goal until the second half when UC's Travis Martin (Riverside, OH/Walter E. Stebbins) scored off of an assist from Branden Stelmak (Broadview Heights, OH/Brecksville-Broadview Heights). BGSU answered with five minutes remaining on a well placed cross into the box that snuck pass the Bearcat keeper.
In the match against the Buckeyes, the lone goal was scored off a penalty kick late in the second half.
Despite the setback, head coach Hylton Dayes was optimistic on the day. "Overall we were pleased with the level of play, considering that these were our first matches of the spring," Dayes said. "I thought we got a little fatigued late in the Bowling Green game and conceded a late goal. Our play improved against Ohio State. We created some good goal scoring chances especially after the penalty kick but could not finish."
Cincinnati continues with spring play taking on Indianapolis at Gettler Stadium on April 9, scheduled for a 7:00 pm kick.