Sept. 21, 2012
CINCINNATI -- Freshman forward Laura Rose (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) scored with two seconds left in double overtime and the University of Cincinnati women's soccer team defeated St. John's University 1-0 Friday evening at Gettler Stadium.
With the clock winding down at the end of the match, freshman forward Callie Taylor (Long Beach, Calif./Los Alamitos) found a loose ball near midfield and shot a long pass toward sophomore defender Christi Howard (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson), who one-touched the ball to Rose and junior forward Jazmine Rhodes (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Polytechnic).
With the two forwards raced toward the goal, forcing St. John's goalkeeper Ellen Conway out from the net. Rose touched the ball past a charging Conway and into the goal to give Cincinnati its first BIG EAST Conference win of the season.
Rose's five goals on the season leads the Bearcats.
After getting outshot 14-6 in the first half, the UC offensive attack was in full force in the second half and overtime. After halftime, Cincinnati outshot the Red Storm 29-6 and took four corner kicks compared to one for SJU.
Rhodes attempted a career-high 13 shots, including six on goal. Sophomore forward Mackenzie Grause (Ft. Thomas, Ky./Highlands) followed with seven, also a career best.
Cincinnati goalkeeper Kristina Utley (Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley) produced five saves - all in the first half - while her counterpart Conway amassed 15 saves.
The Bearcats and Red Storm went into halftime tied at no score; however, St. John's held possession for the majority of the match's first 45 minutes, outshooting Cincinnati 14-6 and taking three corner kicks compared to none for UC.
Rhodes led the Bearcats with four shot attempts in the first half, including one on goal.
Utley wiped a potential St. John's goal in 18th minute when she was a spectacular diving save to her left off a strike from Red Storm defender Deanna Murino.
The Bearcats will continue their two-match conference homestand when they play the Syracuse University Orange noon Sunday at Gettler Stadium.