Bearcats Travel to Rutgers for BIG EAST Showdown
Cole DeNormandie

Oct. 8, 2011

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The Game:

  • The University of Cincinnati men's soccer team returns to BIG EAST play when it travels to Rutgers on Sunday, Oct. 9, for a 2:30 p.m. kick against the Scarlet Knights.

    Series History:

  • The all-time series between the Bearcats and Scarlet Knights is tied at 3-3-1.
  • UC leads the series 3-2-1 since joining the BIG EAST in 2005.
  • The series is tied 1-1-1 at Yurcak Field.

    Story Lines:

  • The Bearcats have started five true freshmen and a first-year transfer this season.
  • Freshman Cole DeNormandie and junior college transfer Leon Powell have combined to score seven of UC's 15 goals this season. Newcomers have accounted for 11 goals in 2011.
  • UC's win against SIU Edwardsville snapped a five-match winless streak and was the 90th win at Cincinnati for head coach Hylton Dayes.
  • UC and crosstown rival Xavier played to a 1-1 draw on Sept. 28 in Gettler Stadium, extending the Bearcats' unbeaten streak against XU at home to 14 matches (11-0-3).
  • The Bearcats' seven combined goals against Central Arkansas and IUPUI are the most since scoring seven in back-to-back contests against Canisius (5-0) and Wright State (2-0) on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6 of 2009, respectively.
  • Head coach Hylton Dayes is in his 11th season at Cincinnati and 22nd as a head coach. Dayes holds an 90-84-30 mark at UC and a 186-169-49 overall record.
  • Dayes is the second winningest coach in UC history behind only Bob Muro, who posted a 114-111-13 mark in 12 seasons on the Bearcats sideline.
  • Junior goalkeeper Joey Barnard has allowed 13 goals in 11 matches, posting his first career shutout in UC's home opener against Central Arkansas. He has made 40 saves and holds a .755 save percentage.