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.
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.
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.