Aug. 17, 2012
ELON, N.C. — The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team opened the 2012 season Friday and played Elon University to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Rudd Field.
Bearcats freshman forward Laura Rose (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) gave Cincinnati an early 1-0 lead after she scored her first collegiate goal in the 12th minute. The shot came from 20 yards out
and occurred against the run of play.
Rose and junior forward Jazmine Rhodes (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic) paced UC with three shot attempts, followed by freshman forward Callie Taylor’s (Long Beach, Calif./Los Alamitos) two attempts and junior midfielder Emily Elsbrock’s (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) one.
In the third minute of the second half, Elon sophomore midfielder Marrisa Russo pushed a ball from 18 yards out past UC goalkeeper Kristina Utley (Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley), who was charging out from the box to make the save. The goal was assisted by Phoenix freshman midfielder Amanda Burch.
Utley and her counterpart, Elon junior keeper Catherine Brinkman, each finished the match with three saves.
UC did not manage a shot in the two overtime periods. For the match Cincinnati was outshot 10-9. Each team produced four shots on goal. Additionally, the Phoenix took seven corner kicks, while Cincinnati had three.
The Bearcats were flagged with a yellow card three times in the match and totaled 12 fouls. Elon was whistled for just three.
UC is now 22-10-1 all time in season openers.
Cincinnati will travel to Raleigh, N.C. to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack 1 p.m. Sunday at Dail Soccer Field. Live stats of the match will be available at GoPack.com.