Bearcats Claw Out BIG EAST Victory

Sept. 26, 2008


Box Score



CHICAGO – The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team defeated the DePaul Blue Demons by a 2-1 margin on Friday (Sept. 26). The win marks the first conference win for first year head coach Michelle Salmon and equals the Bearcats’ conference record at 1-1-0.

“Any time you go on the road in the BIG EAST and pick up three points, it’s a good day,” said Salmon. “We capitalized on our opportunities and it’s only fitting that Kristin May got the game-winner as she played lights out soccer today.”

Cincinnati (5-4-0, 1-1-0 BIG EAST) opened the scoring in the 38th minute as Sydney Barker (Roswell, Ga./Roswell) sent a cross from the right side into the box and connected with the head of Melissa Bigg (Limehouse,Ont./Acton) to beat the DePaul goalkeeper. It was Bigg’s second goal of the year and her fifth point on the season.

The Bearcats took a 1-0 lead into halftime as each team took five shots in the period.

UC came out of halftime and quickly added another goal as senior Kristin May (Hudson, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) received a ball from Jenn Johannigman (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) in the 54th minute on the left flank and powered a shot over the goalkeeper from outside the box.



DePaul (2-8-0, 0-2-0 BIG EAST) added a goal in the 61st minute when Michelle Scandora connected on a header off of a corner kick to tally the Blue Demons’ lone goal.

Andrea Kaminski
(Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) was credited with the win, saving five shots and allowing one goal.

With the win, the Bearcats wrap up a five-game road trip, finishing the trip 3-2-0. UC comes back home to take on No. 1/1 Notre Dame on Sunday (Sept. 28) at 1 p.m.

“It’s a great chance for Cincinnati to host the No. 1 team in the country,” said Salmon. “We look forward to the challenge and we’re excited to put our new brand of Cincinnati soccer on display.”