Men's Soccer Lifts Lid on 2013 in Columbus

Aug 29, 2013

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Friday, August 30 | 5:00 p.m. ET
Jesse Owens Stadium | Columbus Ohio
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Butler Recap Logo

Sunday, September 1 | Noon ET
Jesse Owens Stadium | Columbus Ohio
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Cincinnati Bearcats
2013 Schedule | 2013 Roster
2012 Statistics | Game Notes
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Northern Illinois
2013 Schedule | 2013 Roster
2012 Statistics | Game Notes
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UNC Wilmington
2013 Schedule | 2013 Roster
2012 Statistics | Game Notes
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For complete UC game notes, click here.

Season Openers

  • The Bearcats have posted a record of 20-16-4 in regular season openers during 40 seasons of varsity soccer
  • The first-ever Cincinnati varsity soccer game was a 4-2 loss at Vanderbilt in 1973
  • 1976 marked the first Bearcat win in an opener, 3-1 at Morehead State
  • The most common season-opening opponent has been Miami University, with nine matches between the two schools to open the year (4-4-1)
  • This season will mark the 18th time in 40 years the Bearcats did not open the season against a fellow Ohio institution
  • Under Hylton Dayes, who begins his 13th year as head coach of the Bearcats, UC is 8-2-2 in season openers, winning the last six opening matches
  • UC last fell in the opener in 2004, dropping a 2-1 decision to IUPUI at Gettler Stadium
  • The Bearcats won last season's first match, 1-0, against Drake, playing in St. Louis, Mo.

Series History

  • Cincinnati and Northern Illinois will be meeting for the fourth time on the pitch, but for the first time since 1989. UC holds a 2-1-0 advantage, with home wins in `88 and `89. NIU took a 3-1 victory on a neutral pitch, also in `88.
  • UC and UNC Wilmington have never met.