Bearcats Host Providence, UConn

Oct. 2, 2008

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The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team wraps up its three match BIG EAST home stand this weekend as they take on the Providence Friars on Friday (Oct. 3) and the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday (Oct. 5). The Bearcats come into the weekend in a tie for fifth place in the National division with three points. The Friars enter the match with one point and a 0-2-1 conference record. UConn arrives to Cincinnati with four points and a 1-1-1 BIG EAST record.


Senior Kristin May (Hudson, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) scored the game-winning goal in UC's 2-1 victory over DePaul. The win was the Bearcats' first conference victory this season and gave Cincinnati its first points of the year in the BIG EAST. It was May's first goal of the season, and she leads the team in shots and shots on goal.


Freshman Julie Morrissey (Abington, Mass./Tabor Academy) continues to lead the Bearcats' in points this season with eight (3G, 2A). Morrissey tallied the game-winning goals at Xavier and in the season opener against Bowling Green.


Senior midfielder Jenn Johannigman (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) is third on the team with six points this season (2G, 2A). Johannigman assisted on May's game-winner against DePaul to put UC up 2-1 in the match. The Cincinnati native eclipsed her point total for all of last year (4) in the third match of the year.


Sophomore Sydney Barker (Roswell, Ga./University of Alabama) tallied her first points in her Bearcat career at DePaul. Barker set up Melissa Bigg's goal in the win against the Blue Demons. For the season she has taken four shots, with two being on goal.


Defenders Kim Sykes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore), Heather Neiser (Batavia, Ohio/St. Ursula) and Lindsey Noteboom (Hurst, Texas/Birdville) have a combined 169 games started to anchor the back line for Cincinnati. Sykes (63 games) and Neiser (45) have started every match of their UC career and Noteboom (61) has started all but two games.



The Friars are led by head coach Jim McGirr who's 23-39-10 in his five years at the helm of the Friars ... PC is led by forward Jill Camburn who has six points on the year (2G, 2A) ... Camburn has the game-winning goals in matches against UMass and Holy Cross ... goalkeeper Jill Schott has recorded two shutouts on the season and has a .56 goals against average ... Providence has a 0-2-1 BIG EAST record and currently stands in eighth place in the American divison of the BIG EAST ... the Friars were picked to finish fifth in the division.



The Huskies are led by head coach Len Tsantiris, who is in his 28th year of coaching and has compiled a record of 459-134-37 ... last season UConn advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals where they were defeated by Florida State 3-2 (OT) ... the Huskies had two players tabbed on the 2008 All-BIG EAST Preseason team, goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe and forward Elizabeth Eng ... Labbe was picked as Preseason BIG EAST goalkeeper of the year ... Connecticut was picked to finish second in the American division of the BIG EAST and received seven first place votes in the process ... UConn currently has 1-1-1 BIG EAST record and stands in a tie for third place with four points ... Connecticut is led by forward Annie Yi who leads the team with eight points on the season (4G, 0A)


The serieS

Cincinnati and Providence have only played once before ... in 2005, UC won a 1-0 match at Providence ... the lone goal was scored by Kristin May, her first career goal ... the win was the Bearcats' lone BIG EAST win of the season ... UConn owns a 2-0-1 record against UC ... the two teams have only played once as members on the BIG EAST ... their last meeting resulted in a 3-0 Connecticut victory ... the teams first met in 1983 in the Cortland State Tournament which resulted in a scoreless tie.