Women's Soccer |
Aug. 25, 2012
NORTHEASTERN at CINCINNATI
Sunday, Aug. 26 | 1 p.m. | Gettler Stadium | Watch/Listen | GameTracker
Setting the Scene:
Cincinnati opens the home portion of its schedule with a 1 p.m. Sunday contest versus Northeastern at Gettler Stadium.
Cincinnati and Northeastern will be playing for the second time Sunday.
In their first meeting on Aug. 30, 2009, the Huskies defeated the Bearcats 2-0 in Boston, Mass.
Rose Named Rookie of the Week:
Freshman forward Laura Rose was named the BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Week on Aug. 20.
The 5-foot-1 Cincinnati native scored her first collegiate goal in UC's season opener at Elon. She turned around two days later and scored a pair of goals at N.C. State to lead the Bearcats to a 3-1 win.
Her three goals and six points are tied for the BIG EAST lead through the season's first weekend.
Youth and Experience:
Five sophomores on the roster started at least 12 matches in 2011 as true freshmen. Four of the five started all 19 matches.
Sophomore forward Mackenzie Grause led the Bearcats in points (6 goals, 3 assists).
Sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley finished second in the BIG EAST Conference in total saves with 91 last season.
Six freshmen on the roster are expected to play significant minutes, with as many as four in the starting lineup.
Hitting the Century Mark:
UC head coach Michelle Salmon recorded her 100th career win Aug. 26, 2011 after UC defeated Northwestern University 2-1 during the Northwestern Tournament at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill.
Up Next For the Bearcats:
UC plays pair of home matches next week to round out a three-game homestand.
Eastern Kentucky comes to Gettler Stadium on Friday, Aug. 31 for a 7 p.m. contest.
Big Ten Conference foe Nebraska visits Clifton for a 1 p.m. match Sunday, Sept. 2.
Last season, UC ranked 62nd in attendance out of 375 NCAA Division I programs with an average crowd of 619.
The Bearcats played in front of a sold out crowd of 1,400 at Gettler Stadium on Sept. 18, 2011 vs. Notre Dame, the first sell out in Gettler history.
Cincinnati's match vs. Xavier on Aug. 21, 2012 drew a crowd of 1,262, which previously was the Gettler Stadium record for a women's soccer match.