Women's Soccer |
Aug 25, 2013
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The University of Cincinnati snagged an early 1-0 lead in Sunday's match versus Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers rallied to net three second half goals to defeat the Bearcats.
Despite traveling from Florida to Nebraska on Saturday, Cincinnati (0-2-0) showed no fatigue early in the match as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 13 minutes into the contest. Junior Mackenzie Grause got by the Huskers' (2-0-0) defense and capitalized on a one-on-one opportunity against the goalkeeper. The goal, which was unassisted, was Grause's first of the year.
The Bearcats continued to hold the 1-0 lead at the end of the first half, despite being outshot 14-7.
"We worked hard today, but we were mentally weak at times," said head coach Neil Stafford. "We played a lot of youth, again, with a number of freshmen and sophomores in the starting lineup, and it will take time for them to gain experience and learn from their mistakes."
That youth showed in the second half as Nebraska came out firing and evened the game just nine minutes in. The early second half goal was contagious for the Cornhuskers as they tallied three more goals to make it four unanswered.
Junior goalkeeper Kristina Utley was given the start in net versus the Huskers and recorded 10 saves in UC's loss.
"This season will be a roller coaster," Stafford added. "We can't get too high from a win and too low from a loss. We need to stay grounded because this year will be a work in progress, and we have to stay dignified. When you suffer a loss like today, all you can do is lick your wounds, get back up, and be ready to fight again, and that is what we will do."
The Bearcats remain on the road as they face Dayton next Friday night before returning to Gettler Stadium for their first home match of the season, which is against UMass-Lowell on Sunday. Friday's match versus the Flyers begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.