Aug. 31, 2014
The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team rallied to net two goals in the final seven minutes of regulation to force overtime and eventually record a draw against UC Santa Barbara in the Bearcats home opener.
The Gauchos' (2-1-1) Madison Beckley had UC (2-1-1) sweating with nearly 20 minutes remaining of the match as she tallied her second goal to put UCSB up 2-0 on the Bearcats. But Cincinnati came clawing back in the final seven minutes of action as Danielle Rotheram and Jae Atkinson garnered goals to force extra time.
The two battled back-and-forth in overtime, but neither squad was able to record the game-winner and garner the victory.
GOAL SCORING SUMMARY
UCSB - Madison Beckley (Amanda Ball, Geneve Dromensk), 30th
Dromensk tapped a corner kick in to Ball and received the ball back along the right sideline. She then arched in a ball to the back post where Beckley was waiting for the header. She drove the go-ahead goal under a diving Kristina Utley.
UCSB - Madison Beckley (McKinsey Martinez), 69th
Martinez passed the ball to Beckley at the top of the 18-yard box. Beckley took a quick touch to beat her defender to the penalty kick dot. She then struck the ball inside the right post.
CIN - Danielle Rotheram (Jae Aktinson), 84th
Atkinson dribbled into the box and dropped a pass off to Rotheram at the top of the 18. The junior then took a quick touch before blazing a shot to left of the UCSB goalkeeper.
CIN - Jae Atkinson (Danielle Rotheram, Emily Elsrbock), 88th
Rotheram beat her defender down the right sideline and sprinted to the endline. She then crossed a ball to the far post where Atkinson used her body to push in the game-tying goal.
- Dating back to last season, five of the Bearcats' last six matches have gone into overtime (1-3-1).
- Dating back to last season, Atkinson has recorded a point in five of Cincinnati's last six matches.
- Rotheram and Atkinson each netted their first goals of the season.
- Kristina Utley started in goal for the Bearcats, and it was her first start of the year.
The Bearcats remain at home next weekend as they host Eastern Kentucky on Friday, Sep. 5 and Saint Francis (PA) on Sunday, Sep. 7.