Bearcats Defeat Miami (OH) in Overtime|
Sept. 5, 2008
OXFORD, Ohio – Kendall Loggins (Naperville, Ill.Naperville North) scored with 29 seconds remaining in overtime, giving the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team its first overtime and road victory of the 2008 season, defeating Miami University, 3-2, on Friday at the Miami Soccer Field.
“Miami’s a well coached team,” said head coach Michelle Salmon. “We didn’t necessarily play our best soccer today but we found a way to win.”
Miami got on the board first when Sara Lund, the RedHawks leading goal scorer on the season, connected on a shot inside the box. Lund took a pass from Jodi Zwingelberg on the left side and drilled a low shot into the left corner past UC goalkeeper Andrea Kaminski (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) at the 6:39 mark of the first half.
Erin MacDonald (St. Catharine’s, Ont./West Park Secondary) evened the score in the 23rd minute when she took a cross from Julie Morrissey (Abington, Mass./Tabor Academy) and kicked into and past Miami’s keeper, Krista Pace.
Early in the first half the Bearcats dominated offensively before the RedHawks picked up their pace, ending the half with 11 shots each.
In the second half, UC took a 2-1 lead when Morrissey took a bouncing pass from Loggins and poked it over Miami’s keeper in 77th minute.
With three minutes left in the game, the RedHawks notched the equalizer when Zwingelberg passed inside the box to Stephanie Laser who drilled a line drive shot over Kaminski.
The Bearcats were aggressive in the overtime period, taking three shots on goal to Miami’s one, with Loggins earning the game-winning goal after MacDonald dribbled on the right side, hitting Loggins in stride as she struck the ball into the bottom left side of the net.
“I’m pleased with the way our front three played,” said Salmon. “They scored some great goals in key moments. Kendall did a great job coming off the bench for us, making an immediate impact. As we go forward, this game really represented our mentality and culture of Cincinnati soccer.”
Cincinnati will continue its five-game road swing, traveling to Dayton on Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. match.