UC Hosts Seton Hall, Rutgers This Weekend
Fr. F Mackenzie Grause will try to add to her team-leading six goals this weekend.

Oct. 13, 2011

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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team will end the 2011 regular season with a three-match homestand at Gettler Stadium, starting on Friday with at 7 p.m. contest against Seton Hall University and continuing with a 1 p.m. Sunday tilt vs. Rutgers University.

Cincinnati (5-7-4, 1-5-2 BIG EAST) currently sits in seventh place in the BIG EAST National Division and needs to finish the season in fifth place or better in order to advance to the conference championship.

The Bearcats’ three remaining regular-season matches serve as their final opportunities to climb the standings. All three of their opponents are currently ahead of them in the National Division standings.

Seton Hall (8-5-2, 4-4-0 BIG EAST) is in fourth place in the division, while Rutgers (7-6-2, 2-4-2 BIG EAST) is just ahead of UC in sixth place. The Pirates four BIG EAST wins are the program’s highest league total since 2007.

Seton Hall split a pair of games last week, its final home games of the season, losing to Notre Dame 2-0 on Oct. 7 and defeating DePaul 3-1 on Oct. 9.

The Pirates are led offensively by sophomore forward Katelyn Ritter, who has six goals on the season, and senior midfielder Taylor Wilson, who has four goals and four assists.

Rutgers knocked off DePaul 1-0 on Oct. 7 and then shut out Notre Dame in a 0-0 draw on Oct. 9 for the first time since 2004. Redshirt sophomore forward Jonelle Filigno leads the Scarlet Knights in points with 13 and goals with six.

UC’s final opponent of the regular season, University of Louisville, is atop the division standings with a 5-1-2 conference record. The Bearcats and Cardinals will face off Oct. 22 in the season finale.