W. Soccer Set For Denver Invitational
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Match 6 - Cincinnati vs. UC Irvine
Date: Friday, Sept. 7, 2012
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: CIBER Field at University of Denver Soccer Stadium - Denver, Colo.
Forecast: 70 degrees, partly cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain
Live Stats: www.denverpioneers.com

Match 7 - Cincinnati at Colorado
Date: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
Location: CIBER Field at University of Denver Soccer Stadium - Denver, Colo.
Forecast: 85 degrees, sunny
Live Stats: www.denverpioneers.com

Setting the Scene:
-Cincinnati travels to the Rocky Mountains this weekend to compete in the University of Denver Invitational.
-The Bearcats open with a 6:30 p.m. ET match versus California-Irvine on Friday and closes with a 1 p.m. ET Sunday match against the Colorado University Buffaloes.
-The two matches in Colorado mark the final regular-season nonconference matches for UC in 2012.

Series Histories:
-This weekend marks the first time Cincinnati will play both California-Irvine and Colorado.

Greer Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll:
-Junior midfielder Kate Greer was named to the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll on Aug. 27 for her performance against Northeastern Aug. 26.
-Greer produced her first-career goal, a game-winner with 1:13 left in double overtime that lifted the Bearcats to a 2-1 win.
-Greer finished the match with a single-game career best of four shot attempts.
-Greer is the second Bearcat to earn conference accolades in 2012 after freshman forward Laura Rose was named the BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Week on Aug. 20.

Bearcats in the Top 10:
-Freshman Laura Rose is third in the BIG EAST in shot attempts per game with a 4.20 average.
-With four goals, Rose is tied for third in the conference.
-Greer and freshman Callie Taylor are each tied for seventh in the leage with two assists.
-After finishing second in the BIG EAST in total saves last season, sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley leads the conference in saves per game with a 5.20 average.

Up Next For the Bearcats:
-Cincinnati will open BIG EAST Conference play with road and home matches next weekend.
-The Bearcats open league action at home versus DePaul at 7 p.m. Friday.
-UC will hold its conference road opener 1 p.m. Sunday versus Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

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.

Record-Setting Attendance:
-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, 2011 drew a crowd of 1,262, which previously was the Gettler Stadium record for a women's soccer match.