Bearcats, Wildcats Battle To 1-1 Tie

Sept. 9, 2005

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Despite being outshot, 22-3, the University of Cincinnati women's soccer team managed a 1-1 tie on the road against rival Kentucky tonight at the UK Soccer Complex. The Bearcats are now 1-2-2 on the season while Kentucky moves to 3-0-2.

UC's Andrea Haney (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) got the Bearcats on the board first, putting home a Kate Norton (Rector, Pa./Greenburg Central Catholic) header in the 63rd minute for her second goal of the season. After Lindsey Noteboom (Hurst, Texas/Birdville) fired a corner kick into the box, Haney collected the errant header and beat Kentucky keeper Anne Ogundele to give UC a 1-0 lead.

Kentucky evened the score just 13 minutes later as Courtney McCrudden headed a Kristen Moyer free kick past UC netminder Sherry Slye (Cincinnati, Ohio/Roger Bacon). Slye finished the match with seven saves and now has 17 stops in five matches this season.

The teams played through a scoreless first half that saw UK outshoot the Bearcats, 10-1. Two scoreless overtime periods sent Cincinnati to its second tie in its last three matches. UC played No. 10 Ohio State to a 2-2 tie in the opening match of the Dayton Nike-Flyer Invitational on Sept. 2.

UC has scored six goals in its first five matches this season. The Bearcats scored only 11 goals during the entire 2004 season, being shutout 11 times in 18 matches.



"We battled, we were really composed," said head coach Meridy Glenn.  "To our credit, we handled some adversity pretty well."

Cincinnati now heads to Mt. Pleasant, Mich. for a Sept. 11 contest against Central Michigan. The Bearcats and Chippewas kickoff from CMU Soccer Complex at 1 p.m. ET.