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Oct. 18, 2012

Match 18 - Cincinnati at Louisville

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Date: Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Owsley B. Frazier Cardinal Park (2,500) - Louisville, Ky.
Forecast: 59 degrees, mostly cloudy, 20 percent chance of rain
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Setting the Scene:
-UC closes the regular season with a road match Friday at 7 p.m. against longtime rival Univeristy of Louisville at Cardinal Park.
-After falling to Big Ten Conference foe Nebraska on Sept. 2, UC lost two matches at the Denver 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 Denver 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 Sept. 16.
-Freshman forward Laura Rose scored the winning goal with 2 second remaining in double overtime in a 1-0 UC triumph over St. John’s on Sept. 21.
-After defeating St. John’s, the Bearcats are in the midst of a seven-match losing streak after losing to Syracuse 1-0 (Sept. 23), dropping road matches at USF 4-1 (Sept. 28) and at No. 19 Marquette 5-0 (Sept. 30), and then losing a pair of home tilts 1-0 vs. Georgetown (Oct. 5) and Villanova (Oct. 7). Last weekend, UC lost at Seton Hall 3-1 (Oct. 12) and 5-0 at Rutgers (Oct. 14).

Series Histories:
-Cincinnati leads its all-time series against Louisville 18-9-1; however, the Bearcats are just 2-8 in their last 10 matches vs. the Cardinals.
-UC and UofL last played on Oct. 22, 2011 at Gettler Stadium in a regular-season finale. The Cardinals won 1-0 inspite of UC outshooting Louisville 12-11. The win clinched the BIG EAST National Division championship for Louisville.

Greer, Rose Earn BIG EAST Honors:
-Junior midfielder Katie 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 conference in saves (109) and saves per match (6.41).
-Jazmine Rhodes (3.64) and Laura Rose (3.36) rank fourth and seventh, respectively, in shots per match.
-Rose is also eighth in goals per game (0.45).
-Cincinnati’s 35 shot attempts vs, St. John’s on Sept. 21 is tied for the single-game high in the BIG EAST. Rhodes’ 13 shots against the Red Storm is the most for one player in the league this season.