Men's Soccer Hosts Bearcat Soccer Classic

Sep 5, 2013

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Friday, September 6

Northern Illinois vs. Evansville | 5:00 p.m.
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Cincinnati vs. #7 St.Louis | 7:30 p.m.
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Sunday, September 8

Northern Illinois vs. #7 St. Louis | Noon
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Cincinnati vs. Evansville | 2:30 p.m.
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Cincinnati Bearcats
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Saint Louis
2013 Schedule | 2013 Roster
2013 Statistics | Game Notes
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Evansville
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Northern Illinois
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2013 Statistics | Game Notes
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Home Openers

  • All-time, Cincinnati is 21-16-3 in home openers 
  • The Bearcats won their first-ever home soccer match in 1973, defeating Centre, 8-4 
  • Under Head Coach Hylton Dayes, UC has posted an 8-2-2 record in the season's first home game 
    • 2012 vs. Drake (1-0)
    • 2011 vs. Central Michigan (3-0)
    • 2010 vs. Dayton (1-0)
    • 2009 vs. Canisius (5-0)
    • 2008 vs. Loyola (0-0/2OT)
    • 2007 vs. Xavier (4-0)
    • 2006 vs. Wright State (2-1)
    • 2005 vs. Wright State (2-1)
  • UC is undefeated in its last eight home openers:
  • The Bearcats last fell in their home opener in 2004, suffering a 2-1 defeat to IUPUI The only other loss in a home opener under Dayes came in 2003, a 1-0 loss to Kentucky Dayes' first game on campus in 2001 at UC was a 0-0 tie with Western Illinois. That was followed by another tie versus Xavier and an overtime loss to Charlotte before he took his first home victory against Kentucky, 1-0

Series History

  • Cincinnati and Saint Louis are playing for the 21st time, but first since 2004. SLU has won 14 matches to UC's two, with four draws. The Billikens won the first nine matches in the series.
  • After playing in 1979 and `78, the teams did not meet again until Saint Louis joined the Great Midwest Conference in 1991. They then met at least annually, continuing as members of Conference USA from 1995-2004.
  • SLU won the first nine matches in the series, but UC took the last two meetings.
  • The teams last met in 2004 in Saint Louis, a 1-0 Bearcat decision.
  • Cincinnati and Evansville are meeting for the seventh time, with UE holding a 5-1 advantage in the series. The Purple Aces took a 2-0 decision in Evansville last season.
  • The 2012 meeting was the first for the schools since 1983. UC won the first meeting between the teams, 3-0, in 1977.