Oct. 12, 2012
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. — The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team fell to Seton Hall University 3-1 Friday evening at Owen T. Carroll Field.
UC (4-11-1, 1-8 BIG EAST) freshman forward Callie Taylor (Long Beach, Calif./Los Alamitos) gave the Bearcats a short-lived one-goal lead in the first minute of the second half when she received a pass from senior forward Evi Ranson (Golden, Colo./Ralston Valley) and hit a shot from the right side of the box that entered the far left post of the goal. The goal was the first of Taylor’s collegiate career.
Less than eight minutes later, Seton Hall (7-10, 2-7 BIG EAST) evened the score at 1-1 when junior midfielder Ashley Clarke connected on a shot 20 yards out from the right corner at the 54:18 mark.
The Pirates took the lead in the 69th minute after SHU senior forward Stephanie Soma settled inside the box and hit a shot over the UC sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley (Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley). The game-winner was assisted by Clarke and junior midfielder Brittney Albrecht.
Seton Hall added an insurance goal in the 73rd minute when junior forward Kaitlyn Ritter dribbled into the box and nailed a shot into the far post. Ritter’s goal, which was also assisted by Albrecht and Clarke, was her third of the season.
Utley, who leads the BIG EAST Conference in saves and saves per match, ended the night with seven stops.
Seton Hall doubled UC’s shot attempts 22-11 after outshooting the Bearcats by one, 6-5, in the first half.
Cincinnati next plays Rutgers University 1 p.m. Sunday at The Soccer Stadium at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.