Sept. 8, 2011
College of Charleston Cup
Cincinnati at College of Charleston | Friday, Sept. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Game Notes | Streaming Video
Coastal Carolina vs. Cincinnati | Sunday, Sept. 11 | Noon
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team traveled to South Carolina Thursday to play in the College of Charleston Cup on Friday and Sunday.
UC will face the host school, College of Charleston, in a 7:30 p.m. matchup on Friday, before playing Coastal Carolina University at noon on Sunday.
Cincinnati (2-2-2) went 0-1-1 in two home matches last week. The Bearcats played Western Carolina University to a 1-1 draw Friday and fell to University of Wisconsin-Madison 2-1 Sunday.
Creating scoring opportunities has been a strength for the Bearcats this season. Through six matches the Bearcats have out-shot their opponents 101-50. They’ve also enjoyed a 46-18 advantage in corner kicks.
Finishing those opportunities, however, is an area of opportunity for UC as it has scored just six goals out of those 101 shots. Comparably, Cincinnati’s opponents have also scored six goals, but have taken just 56 shots.
College of Charleston (3-2-0), out of the Southern Conference, enters the weekend coming off a 1-1 showing at the USF Tournament. The Cougars defeated Murray State 5-1 on Friday before falling to Southeastern Conference foe Vanderbilt 2-0 on Sunday.
UC owns a 1-0 all-time record against Charleston after the Bearcats defeated the Cougars 2-0 on Sept. 3, 2010 at Gettler Stadium.
UC’s match on Sunday will mark the first time the Bearcats and Chanteleers have played. Coastal Carolina, out of the Big South Conference, has gotten off to a slow start this season with a 0-4-1 record and have been outscored 12-3.
The road trip will be a homecoming for junior midfielder Liz Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson), who played at College of Charleston her freshman season before transferring to UC last year.
Old Dominion University is the third participating school in the tournament, but is not scheduled to face UC.