Women's Soccer Shuts Out Houston
Bearcats Record Second Shoutout Of The Weekend
Contact: Steve Vockell
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The University of Cincinnati's women's soccer team scored early and let its defense do the rest in a 1-0 victory over Houston at Meyers Field. With the win Sunday, the Bearcats improve to 7-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in Conference USA. Houston falls to 4-3-2 overall and 1-1-2 in C-USA.
"We won the game in the first half, which we never do," head coach Meridy Glenn. "C-USA is tough and you have to come out and play ever weekend."
Heather Herweh provided the lone goal of the game in the 13th minute. The goal, Herweh's first of the season, came off a corner kick from Tasha Wagner. Wagner's kick bounced off two Houston defenders, before Herweh gathered the ball 20 yards out and blasted a shot past Houston goalkeeper Erin Fergusson. Wagner was credited with the assist, her fifth of the season.
UC bombarded the Cougar goal with 13 shots while Houston had five, all on goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Tracy Hale made five saves to earn the shutout for the Bearcats. The shutout was Hale's third solo shutout of the season.
"Houston fought hard today. They have a good, young team," said Glenn. "We stuck with them and Tracy made some nice saves in goal for us."
Cincinnati will have plenty of time before their next match which isn't until Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Bearcats host Bowling Green at Meyers Field. The match is slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET.