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Women's Soccer European Trip-Day One
Bearcats win opener, 11-0
Contact: Shawn Sell
Meridy Glenn's Bearcats scored an 11-0 win in their first match in Europe on Sunday.
KILMARNOCK, Scotland---The University of Cincinnati womenís soccer team opened its preseason trip to Europe in a big way as they defeated FC Kilmarnock of the Premier League by an 11-0 score on Sunday. Sophomore Ana Farmer made a stellar return to her home country by netting three of UCís goals.
Farmer (Renfrewshire, Scotland/Paisley Grammar) led a Bearcat offensive attack that saw four players notch multiple goals, led by Farmerís hat trick. UCís starting forwards for the match, senior Lisa Stephens (Union, Mo./Union) and junior Marie Strelka (Trumbull, Conn./Trumbull) each tallied a pair of scores as did junior midfielder Jennifer Sibert (Goshen, Ky./South Oldham) off the bench.
ďI thought we really dominated the pace of the game,Ē said Bearcat head coach Meridy Glenn. ďIt was a great way to start off the year for us and we look forward to playing the rest of our matches here in Europe.Ē
In goal, all three of the Bearcatsí keepers saw time, with senior Tracy Hale (Westerville, Ohio/South) drawing the start. Junior Sherry Slye (Cincinnati, Ohio/Roger Bacon) who started the majority of last seasonís contests, also saw time between the pipes, as did true freshman Jen Doerflein (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton).
Rounding out the list of UC goal scorers with one marker each were sophomore Becky Imhoff (Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas), a member of last seasonís Conference USA All-Freshman Team and another of this seasonís newcomers, Amanda Ryan (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley).
The Bearcats will play another contest over seas on Monday night in anticipation of the season-opener back in the USA on Aug. 27. UC will travel to the Boilermaker Invitational for the first weekend of play, with New Mexico as the first scheduled opponent.