Women's Soccer |
Sept. 4, 2008
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The Bearcats leave the friendly confines of Gettler Stadium for the first time this season traveling to Oxford, Ohio to face rival Miami (OH) on Friday, Sept. 5.The match marks the third Mid-American opponent UC has faced this season.
The Bearcats are accustomed to getting out to a fast start as all seven of their goals have been tallied in the first half of play. UC has outscored their opponent 7-5 in the first half, while allowing just one goal in the four games they've played in the second period.
Senior midfielder Jenn Johannigman (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) is off to a fast start as she leads the team in points with five and goals with two. The Cincinnati native also put away the game-winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Michigan. Her play earned a BIG EAST Honor Roll selection for the week of Sept. 1.
Freshman forward Julie Morrissey (Abington, Mass./Tabor Academy) has been stellar in her first four games at UC. The Abington, Mass. native is tied for third on the team in points with three and knocked home the game-winning goal against Bowling Green.
Defenders Kim Sykes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore), Heather Neiser (Batavia, Ohio/St. Ursula) and Lindsey Noteboom (Hurst, Texas/Birdville) have a combined 154 games started to anchor the back line for Cincinnati. Sykes (58 games) and Neiser (40) have started every match of their Cincinnati career and Noteboom (56) has started all but two games.
A QUICK LOOK AT the Redhawks
The RedHawks are coached by longtime mentor Bobby Kramig ... Kramig has compiled at record of 106-79-14 in 14 season at Miami (OH) ... The RedHawks and Bearcats have each played Michigan in the early season ... MU lost to the Wolverines by a 1-0 margin ... the RedHawks outshot Michigan 14-10 as well as holding the advantage corner kicks, 4-3... Miami's leading scorer is 2007 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year Sara Lund ... Lund has recorded all three of MU's goals this season and leads the team with six points (3G, 0A) ... In Miami's first match, the RedHawks defeated Morehead State, 3-1 ... Lund's three goals netted her the MAC Conference Player of the Week for her performance against MSU ... Last season the two teams played to a 1-1, 2OT draw as Melissa Bigg knocked home the lone UC goal ... Despite being located in the soccer hotbed of Southwest Ohio, Miami has only one player on their roster from the state of Ohio.
The Bearcats are 5-3-2 against Miami (OH), with the most recent meeting in 2007 ending in a 1-1, 2OT draw ... The series dates back to 1980, when MU defeated UC 4-0 ... In the 1982 meeting the Bearcats defeated the RedHawks by the lopsided margin of 15-0 ... Cincinnati is on a four-match unbeaten streak against Miami (OH).
First-year head coach Michelle Salmon named seniors Kim Sykes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) and Lindsey Noteboom (Hurst, Texas/Birdville) and junior Andrea Kaminski (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) team captains for the 2008 season.