Bearcats Hold Wildcats to 0-0 Draw|
Aug. 27, 2010
MADISON, Wis. - The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team traveled to Madison, Wis. to participate in the Wisconsin Tournament and finished with a 0-0 draw in double overtime against Northwestern University on Friday evening in the first game of the tournament.
Rachel Barnette (Peachtree City, Ga./McIntosh) had six saves in goal and finished with her second career shutout at UC. Barnette and the Cincinnati defense faced 21 shots from the Wildcats for the match.
"Defensively, we were outstanding tonight," said head coach Michelle Salmon. "I thought it was our best game thus far in the early stages of the season."
In the opening half, Cincinnati attacked first with a shot by Sydney Barker (Roswell, Ga./Roswell) off an Emily Hebbeler (Park Hills, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) corner kick. The Wildcats fired right back with three straight shots and finished the first period with a 6-3 shot advantage. Both teams had two saves and NU took two corner kicks to UC's one. The game was knotted at 0-0 when the teams went into the locker room at halftime.
Freshman Katie Buczek (Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota East) took the only shot for the Bearcats in the second half and regulation ended with neither team getting on the scoreboard. Northwestern held a 9-1 shot advantage in the second half and UC managed only two shots the rest of the match, one from senior Kendall Loggins (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) and the last by junior Kelli Pawelko (Lemont, Ill./Lemont).
"KP (Kelli Pawelko) and Jazmine (Rhodes) were outstanding," said Salmon. "Jazmine had a great chance in overtime and as she gains experience, she is only going to get better."
The Bearcats will play host No. 20 Wisconsin on Sunday, Aug. 29, in a 2 p.m. match at the McClimon Soccer Complex in Madison, Wis.