Women's Soccer |
Oct. 22, 2009
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The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team hosts No. 9/15 Rutgers and Seton Hall in the final regular season weekend of 2009 BIG EAST Conference action at Gettler Stadium. On Friday, Oct. 23, UC welcomes nationally ranked Rutgers in a 7 p.m. match that will serve as the Breast Cancer Awareness match and Alumni Night. The Bearcats will don pink uniforms against the Scarlet Knights. On Sunday, Oct. 25, UC will face Seton Hall in a 1 p.m. match. Prior to the match, seniors Melissa Bigg (Limehouse, Ont./Acton), Andrea Kaminski (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville), Brittney Hansen (Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy), Heather Neiser (Batavia, Ohio/St. Ursula), and Erin MacDonald (St. Catherine's, Ontario/West Park Seconday) will be recognized for their contributions at UC.
UC will look to snap a four-game losing streak against Rutgers, falling most recently in overtime to USF, 2-1, at Gettler Stadium.
Emily Hebbeler (Park Hills, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) scored the game-tying goal to push Sunday (Oct. 18) afternoon's match against the University of South Florida into overtime, but Cincinnati lost, 2-1, at Gettler Stadium in a BIG EAST Conference game.
Cincinnati spent most of the match in their defensive third, giving up 15 shots while managing two for the match, losing 1-0 to Marquette on Friday, Oct. 16 at Gettler Stadium. Marquette got the game-winner in the 36th minute when Rachaeal Sloan crossed a perfect pass from the right side to Ashley Bares who headed the goal into the back right corner for her first goal of the season.
Katie Johnson (Cincinnati, Ohio/ Ursuline) scored her first career goal to give UC the first point of the match but the Bearcats lost, 3-2, at Georgetown on Sunday, Oct. 11. Melissa Bigg added a goal for Cincinnati late in the game off a Brooke Eberly (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) assist. UC took its most shots in a game since Sept. 20 against Akron, taking 11 shots to Georgetown's 15. Andrea Kaminski had three saves in goal for Cincinnati and the Hoyas held a 7-1 advantage on corner kicks.
Kendall Loggins (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) scored in the second minute of play for UC but the Bearcats lost, 3-1, at Villanova on Friday, Oct. 9. The Wildcats out shot UC, 18-4, and held a 6-0 advantage on corner kicks. The Bearcats played without starters Heather Neiser and Julie Morrissey (Abington, Mass./Tabor Academy) and got only three minutes of play from senior Erin MacDonald. Cincinnati gave up its first penalty kick of the season and scored an own goal, its first of 2009.
Cincinnati tied No. 21 Rutgers, 0-0 in double overtime last season, and finished with a 0-0 double overtime tie against No. 10 Charlotte on Oct. 25, 2002 but the 1-0 victory over No. 12/17 St. John's was Cincinnati's first win over a ranked team since Sept. 1, 2002 when the Bearcats defeated No. 12 Florida, 2-1.
Senior goalkeeper Andrea Kaminski was named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Oct. 5. It was her second BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honor this year as she also won the award on Sept. 21. Kaminski earned the honor following a 1-0-1 record when she totaled 18 saves and a shutout over 200 minutes and allowed just one goal. It is the fifth BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week award in her career, earning the weekly honor on Sept. 21, 2009, Oct. 13, 2008, Oct. 22, 2007 and Aug. 28, 2006.
Andrea Kaminski leads the BIG EAST with 104 saves. At St. John's, Kaminski earned her fourth shutout of the season and the 15th of her career, which ranks No. 5 in school history. She has 397 career saves, passing career-leader Laura Kerr (361 saves, 1987-90) and becoming UC's individual record holder in career saves.
Freshman Evi Ranson (Golden, Colo./Ralston Valley) scored her first career goal leading UC to a 1-0 win at No. 12/17 St. John's on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Belson Stadium. Ranson's goal came in the 40th minute after an assist from Lauren Lucas (Levittown, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and Sydney Barker (Roswell, Ga./Roswell) from a corner kick was knocked around in the box and found the head of Ranson, who beat Red Storm goalkeeper Kristin Russell.
UC played to a 1-1, double overtime tie at Syracuse in a rain-soaked match on Friday, Oct. 2 at SU Soccer Stadium. The Bearcats ended in a draw for the second time in as many contests against the Orange after a 0-0 tie in the first meeting between the two teams in 2006. Kendall Loggins scored in the 10th minute to put UC on the scoreboard first. She took a feed from Erin MacDonald, recording her fourth goal of 2009. Syracuse responded with a goal of its own in the 44th minute, tying the game just before halftime.
Cincinnati lost, 1-0, in a BIG EAST Conference match at DePaul on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Wish Field. UC took one shot against the Blue Demons for the game. Andrea Kaminski had several crucial stops for the Bearcats in goal and finished with seven saves.
Junior Sydney Barker, seniors Melissa Bigg, Andrea Kaminski and Erin MacDonald will serve as the 2009 team captains.
QUICK LOOK AT THE SCARLET KNIGHTS
The Scarlet Knights are coached by Glen Crooks, who is in his ninth season as a head coach at Rutgers, and owns a 112-72-25 overall record. Last season the Scarlet Knights finished with a record of 13-7-2, which included a trip to the NCAA Tournament, where the Scarlet Knights were eliminated in the Sweet 16 by Stanford 1-0. Rutgers is currently ranked No. 9 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll which is the highest ranking in program history. Rutgers is currently riding a three-game win streak and is lead offensively by junior forward Ashley Jones. Jones has 19 points (8G, 3A) which is fifth-best in the BIG EAST. Senior All-American goalkeeper Erin Guthrie protects the net for the Scarlet Knights and ranks fifth nationally with a .431 goals-against average. She has nine shutouts this season.
The Bearcats are 2-4-1 against Rutgers, with the most recent meeting in 2008 ending in a 0-0, double overtime tie. The match, played at Yurcak Field, was the final home game for the Rutgers seniors and marked the first tie for the Rutgers program since tying St. Johns 0-0 in 2006. The Bearcats last recorded a victory against the Scarlet Knights in 2007, with a 2-1 victory at Gettler Stadium in Cincinnati. In that victory the Bearcats' Kristin May scored at the 88th minute to give UC the win.
QUICK LOOK AT THE PIRATES
The Pirates are coached by Kazbek Tambi, who is in his third season as a head coach at Seton Hall, and owns a 17-29-5 overall record. The Pirates recently snapped a seven game winless streak with a 2-1 victory against Syracuse. Junior midefielder Nicki Gross leads the squad with 12 points (4G, 4A) while freshman netminder Jennifer Pettigrew has started 14 matches in goal and has 55 saves this season.
CINCINNATI-SETON HALL SERIES
The Bearcats are 1-2-1 against Seton Hall, with the most recent meeting in 2008 ending in a 2-0 victory for UC. The UC goals came in the 74th and 76th minutes to propel the Bearcats to victory at Owen T. Carroll Field, home of the Pirates. The victory for the Bearcats was also the first against Seton Hall since the two schools became conference opponents in 2005.