Sept. 27, 2007
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The Bearcats return home after a 4-1 defeat of Cleveland State. Cincinnati welcomes National divison foe DePaul to Gettler Stadium for a Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m tilt . Cincinnati will travel to South Bend on Sunday to take on defending BIG EAST Champion Fighting Irish scheduled for a Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m kick.
Erin MacDonald leads the Bearcats with 11 points (3 G, 5 A) through eight matches. Last year, Becky Imhoff led UC with eight points (4 G) for the entire season.
Six different Bearcats have scored this season, including the first career tallies for sophomore Melissa Bigg and freshmen Logan Ballinger and Kendall Loggins.
Head coach Meridy Glenn picked up her 250th career victory on Aug. 31 in UC's 2-1 double overtime win against Xavier. She is 16th all-time in wins among Division I women's soccer coaches and holds a 252-178-35 overall mark.
The Bearcats finished the 2006 season with a 7-9-2 overall record and a 3-7-1 mark in BIG EAST play.
UC was picked to finish seventh in the National Division in the BIG EAST preseason coaches poll.
LAST TIME OUT:
Cincinnati 4 Cleveland State 1
Melissa Bigg scored twice in leading the women's soccer team to a 4-1 non-conference win over Cleveland State on Sept. 23 at Krenzler Field. The Bearcats improved to 3-4-1, (0-1-0).
SCOUTING THE BLUE DEMONS:
DePaul dropped their first BIG EAST game to Notre Dame, 4-0.
Jennifer Dyer leads the Blue Demons in points with nine (3G 3A) through nine games played. Dyer has an exceptional .429 shot percentage, tops on her team.
Brittini Lally leads the BIG EAST in saves per game totaling 5.71 stops per contest.
SCOUTING THE FIGHTING IRISH:
Reigning National Player of the Year Kerri Hanks leads the BIG EAST in points with 16 (6G, 4A). Hanks also comes into the match with a four game scoring streak.
The Fighting Irish are outshooting their opponents 140-59 through eight games.
Notre Dame has played six nationally ranked opponents during their non-conference slate.
STRONG START FOR FRESHMEN:
Cincinnati freshmen Logan Ballinger and Kendall Loggins have seen significant time each of the first eight matches of 2007, making an immediate impact. Ballinger scored her first career goal in the 89th minute against Xavier, knotting the score and sending the match into overtime. Loggins leads the Bearcats with 17 shots through eight matches and is second on the team in scoring(2G 3A). Venessa Hardin, Emily Hebbeler, Camille Royer and Shauna Smith have each seen action early in 2007, with Hardin assisting on the game winner against Xavier.
The Bearcats continue BIG EAST play on Oct. 5 traveling to Pittsburgh and follow that with a trip to Morgantown to take on defending American division champions West Virginia on Oct. 7.