Women's Soccer Falls In Season Opener

Aug. 21, 2009

Final Stats

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team lost to Kentucky, 2-1, on Friday night at the UK Soccer Complex. The match was the 2009 season opener for both teams.

Emily Hebbeler (Park Hills, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) scored her second career goal and gave the Bearcats a 1-0 advantage in the 14th minute when she took a pass from Julie Morrissey and connected on the left side. Cincinnati held the lead into halftime before the Wildcats scored in the 48th and 57th minutes for the win.

“This is a disappointing loss tonight, but we will bounce back,” said head coach Michelle Salmon. “Our job is to learn from this and move forward. Right now our focus needs to be on how we can improve and take the valuable lessons from this game and prepare for Sunday’s game.”

Kentucky out-shot UC, 7-5, and held a 10-6 advantage on corner kicks.

The Bearcats travel to Ohio University on Sunday to take on the Bobcats in a 1 p.m. match.