Bearcats End In Tie With Orange|
Oct. 2, 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team played to a 1-1, double overtime tie against Syracuse University in a rain-soaked match on Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium. The Bearcats ended in a draw for the second time in as many contests against the Orange after a 0-0 tie in the first meeting between the two teams in 2006.
“I thought we came out extremely well in the first 15 minutes of the game but then we let the first half get away from us and let Syracuse dictate play,” said head coach Michelle Salmon. “We responded at halftime and came back with new energy and determination and did a great job of getting back to our game plan. In the last 15 minutes of the game we had opportunities to win. Any time you go on the road it’s tough to win. I’m pleased with our overall performance and that we were able to get a point on the road.”
Kendall Loggins scored in the 10th minute to put UC on the scoreboard first. The junior forward took a feed from senior Erin MacDonald, recording her fourth goal of 2009. Syracuse responded with a goal of its own in the 44th minute, tying the game just before halftime.
Syracuse outshot Cincinnati, 22-10, and held a 6-2 advantage on corner kicks but goalkeeper Andrea Kaminski and UC’s backline kept the Orange out of the goal. It is the first time since Oct. 3, 2008 that UC ended in a tie (Providence, 1-1).
“We played great team soccer tonight,” noted Salmon. “Our backline was strong and efficient in an absolute downpour. In the first overtime we had three chances to score in the first three minutes and Emily Hebbeler hit the post in the final minute of the first overtime. As the game went on we got stronger. It’s important for us to bounce back and tonight, after struggling in the first half, we bounced back and played Cincinnati soccer.”
UC will play next at St. John’s University on Sunday, Oct. 4 in a 1 p.m. match.