MacDonald Nets Three, Bearcats Win 3-1

April 11, 2008

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team welcomed Western Michigan University to Gettler Stadium on Friday (Apr. 11), marking UC's first home spring match of the season. The Bearcats beat the Broncos by a score of 3-1, to improve to 1-1-0 on their spring campaign.

Cincinnati was led by junior Erin MacDonald (St. Catherine's, Ont./West Park Secondary) who netted all three goals for the Bearcats on the day. MacDonalds' first goal was set up by senior forward Jenn Johannigman (Cincinnati, OH/Seton) in the 26th minute. Junior Heather Neiser (Batavia, OH/St. Ursula) and senior Kristin May (Hudson, OH/Walsh Jesuit) each were credited with an assist on MacDonald's second and third goals, respectively.

Head coach Michelle Salmon on the play of MacDonald, "Erin MacDonald is a very special player, and one of the best attributes she has is she makes other players around her better."

Western Michigan's lone goal came in the 57th minute of action off of a ball played into the box.

The Bearcats outshot WMU by a margin of 17-4 in the match, a sign that Salmon believes is key to success.

"I think we did an outstanding job today in terms of possessing the ball. In the first half we did a great job of coming out and really attacking the goal... we came out and really let the fans see the new style that UC will be playing next year."

Cincinnati's next opponent will be rival Miami (OH) on April 20, scheduled for a 3 p.m. kick.