Bearcats Overpower UMass Lowell in Home Opener
Jae Atkinson

Sep 1, 2013

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(0-2-0) Rank: NR/NR
  1ST 2ND F
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Box Score

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(1-3-0) Rank: NR/NR
 Goal Summary
Time Team Scored by Assisted by
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Atkinson (1) Rose
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Russo (1) Barbeito
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Wilson (1) Atkinson
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Reynolds (1) Latimer
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Taylor (1) Howard
 Team Statistics
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 Shots 28 4
 Corner Kicks 12 0
 Fouls 6 6
 Offsides 2 0
 Saves 1 9
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The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team overpowered UMass Lowell in Sunday afternoon's match, 4-1. First-year head coach Neil Stafford guided the Bearcats to a win in the program's 2013 home opener.

The Bearcats (1-3-0) netted a pair of goals in each half to garner their first win of the 2013 season. Junior Jae Atkinson led the way for UC as she netted the first goal of the match and tallied an assist on the game-winning goal, which was scored by freshman Bailey Wilson. Sophomore transfer Mackenzie Reynolds and sophomore Callie Taylor also found the back of the net.

Prior to today’s match , UC had not netted four or more goals in a game since Sept. 11, 2011 versus Coastal Carolina (W, 4-0).

Cincinnati got on the board first as sophomore Laura Rose crossed a ball to the far post. Rose’s service found the foot of Atkinson, who buried the ball into the back of the net while fight off a UMass Lowell defender. The goal came in the 20th minute and was Atkinson’s first of the season.

The lone slip up for UC came just seconds after the score as the River Hawks launched a ball over the Cincinnati defense right off the restart, and Brittany Russo trickled a shot by UC’s goalkeeper, Kristina Utley.

But the lone goal is the only chance UML had as the Bearcats went on to score three unanswered goals.

The game-winning goal was netted by Wilson in the 28th minute as she headed in an Atkinson corner kick.

The Bearcats’ offense flourished in the match as they took 28 shots and generated 12 corner kicks.

A pair of insurance goals were added in the second half to put UC’s lead out of reach. In the 78th minute, Reynolds also scored a header off a corner kick, but this time the service came from sophomore Kelly Latimer. UC’s final goal came in the 85th minute as Christi Howard made a pass across the pitch to Taylor, who let the ball bounce once before striking it by UML’s goalkeeper.

UC’s defense was arguably just as good as their offense as they allowed just four shots and had a considerable advantage in time of possession.

The Bearcats now hop back on the road as they travel to California for a pair of matches next weekend. Stafford and company first take on Long Beach State on Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. ET before facing UC Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 8.