Oct. 5, 2012
CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team fell to No. 11 Georgetown University 1-0 Friday evening at Gettler Stadium.
The Hoyas produced the lone goal of the match in the 81st minute when sophomore midfielder Daphne Corboz sent a corner kick inside the 6-yard box, where 6-foot junior defender Mary Kroening headed the ball into the net.
Overall the Bearcats displayed a tremendous defensive effort as they allowed the Hoyas, who lead the BIG EAST Conference in goals scored, to just 16 shot attempts, led by the conference’s leading scorer Dahpne, who took a match-high 10 shots.
Cincinnati’s offense was led by senior forward Evi Ranson (Golden, Colo./Ralston Valley), who tied her single-match career high with four shots.
UC sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley (Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley) had a strong outing, recording four saves, including an athletic diving stop in the 85th minute that kept the Bearcats to within one goal.
Utley’s counterpart, Georgetown sophomore keeper Emma Newins got the win after producing five saves.
Cincinnati’s defense was particularly effective in the first half as the Bearcats and Hoyas went into the break with no score. UC limited Georgetown to just six shots in the first half, while the Bearcats attempted eight of their own.
Corboz led the Hoyas charge with five shots in the first frame, while UC was led by Ranson’s three attempts.
Cincinnati will play its final regular season home match 1 p.m. Sunday at Gettler Stadium. Pregame Senior Day festivities are set to begin at approximately 12:40 p.m. and will honor the team’s three seniors – Ranson, defender Kaylee Dakers (Brampton, Ontario/Heart Lake Secondary School) and forward Liz Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson/College of Charleston).