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Sept. 20, 2012

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Match 10 - St. John's (4-5-0, 0-2 BIG EAST) at Cincinnati (3-5-1, 0-2 BIG EAST)
Date: Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Gettler Stadium (1,400) - Cincinnati, Ohio
Forecast: 66 degrees, thunderstorms, 60 percent chance of precipitation
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Match 11 - Syracuse (4-4-1, 1-1 BIG EAST) at Cincinnati (3-5-1, 0-2 BIG EAST)
Date: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
Kickoff: Noon ET
Location: Gettler Stadium (1,400) - Cincinnati, Ohio
Forecast: 66 degrees, sunny
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The Last Meeting
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October 4, 2009
Queens, NY
Bearcats Knock Off No. 12 St. John's
Freshman Evi Ranson scored her first career goal to lead the University of Cincinnati women's soccer team to a 1-0 win at No. 12/17 St. John's on Sunday afternoon at Belson Stadium.

The Last Meeting
October 2, 2009
Syracuse, NY
Bearcats End In Tie With Orange
The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team played to a 1-1, double overtime tie against Syracuse University in a rain-soaked match on Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium. The Bearcats ended in a draw for the second time in as many contests against the Orange after a 0-0 tie in the first meeting between the two teams in 2006.

Setting the Scene:
• The Bearcats look to end a five-match losing skid when they continue BIG EAST Conference play this
• UC opens a two-match homestand Friday with a 7 p.m. matchup versus St. John's University at Gettler
Stadium. The Bearcats then will face off against Syracuse University beginning 1 p.m. Sunday.
• After falling to Big Ten Conference foe Nebraska on Sept. 2, UC lost two matches at the Denver University Invitational, all three by scores of 2-1, to UC-Irvine (Sept. 7) and Colorado (Sept. 9).
• Sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley recorded a career-high 12 saves vs. Colorado. An own goal was the deciding point in the match versus the Buffaloes.
• Sophomore MF Megan Cravenor and junior F Jazmine Rhodes were named to the DU Invite All-Tournament team after both totaled one goal in the two-match event.
• Cincinnati fell to DePaul 1-0 in its conference opener Sept. 14 before losing at Notre Dame 7-0 on Sept. 16.

Series Histories:
• Cincinnati owns a 2-1-1 record against St. John's all time, which includes a 1-0 win over the Red Storm on Oct. 4, 2009 in Jamaica Queens, N.Y. Then freshman Evi Ranson scored her first career goal in that tilt.
• The Bearcats and the Orange have played in two matches all time, both resulted in a draw. The last meeting occurred Oct. 2, 2009 in Syracuse and ended with a 1-1 score.

Greer, Rose Earn BIG EAST Honors:
• 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 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.
• Rose scored her first collegiate goal in UC's season opener at Elon on Aug. 17. 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.

Bearcats in the Top 10:
• Sophomore goalkeeper Kristina Utley leads the BIG EAST Conference in saves (52) and ranks second in saves per match (5.78).
• Freshman forward Laura Rose is fourth in the BIG EAST in shot attempts per game with a 3.56 average, while junior forward Jazmine Rhodes (3.00) sits at 10th.
• Rose is also tied for ninth in points (9) and seventh in goals scored (4).
• Junior midfielder Katie Greer's three assists are tied for ninth in the league.

Up Next For the Bearcats:
• Cincinnati hits the road for a pair of BIG EAST Conference matches next weekend.
• The Bearcats play USF on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Tampa, Fla.
• UC will then visit Marquette University for a 1 p.m. Sunday matchup in Milwaukee, Wis.