Women's Soccer |
Oct. 24, 2008
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The University of Cincinnati women's soccer team concludes its BIG EAST slate this weekend with matches against Villanova (11-5-1, 4-4-1) on Friday (Oct. 24) at 7 p.m. and against No. 23/29 Georgetown (11-5-1, 4-4-1) on Sunday (Oct. 26) at 1 p.m. Currently, the Bearcats are in a tie for fourth position with Georgetown in the National division of the BIG EAST with each team accumulating 15 points. One place behind the twosome sits Villanova with 13 points. With only two matches remaining, play should be intense as the three teams are battling for one of the top five spots that advance to the BIG EAST Tournament.
Senior Kristin May (Hudson, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) continues to pile on the points in BIG EAST play. May has tallied all nine of her points in conference play (3G, 3A). She scored the first goal in UC's 2-1 victory over USF, and assisted on the game-winner. In conference matches, May ranks eighth in shots and is tied for seventh in points.
Freshman Julie Morrissey (Abington, Mass./Tabor Academy) leads the Bearcats in points this season with 14 (6G, 2A). Over the weekend, she tallied the game-winner against USF off of a pass from May and put home UC's lone goal in the 1-1 (2OT) tie at Marquette. Morrissey is tied for ninth place in the league in goals and was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for her play in week nine.
Goalkeeper Andrea Kaminski (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) continued her hot play of late as she saved eight shots while going 1-0-1 for the weekend. Since the Notre Dame match, Kaminski has stopped 33 shots while allowing only four goals and has two shutouts in the time span. She was named as the Goalkeeper of the Week for her play in week eight and also tabbed to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for her play in week nine.
With the win against USF, Cincinnati posted its highest win total (8) since the 2002 season when they won 17 matches. In addition, the Bearcats have posted their highest point total (15) since joining the BIG EAST in 2005.
Sunday's game against Georgetown will serve as Senior Day. A pregame ceremony will be held on the field to honor each of UC's seniors.
A QUICK LOOK AT The wildcats
Villanova is led by first-year head coach John Byford who has compiled a record of 11-5-1 in his rookie season...Forward M/F Erin Hardiman leads the Wildcats in points this season with 21 (4G, 13A)...Freshman Kaitlin Ryan and junior Grace Hawkins are tied for most goals on the team with eight...Goalkeeper Molly Williams has allowed 22 goals in 16 matches for a 1.34 goals against average...Williams has seven shutouts on the year, including five in BIG EAST play...VU has lost two of their last three matches...The loss to West Virginia snapped an 110-game unbeaten streak by the Wildcats when they score the first goal of a game...Villanova was ranked as high as 19 in the NCSAA/Adidas National poll.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE hoyas
Georgetown is mentored by head coach Dave Nolan, who in his five years at the helm of the GU has a record of 49-37-9...Georgetown is currently ranked No. 23 in the NCSAA/Adidas National poll and No. 29 in the soccerbuzz.com Top 30...Forward Toni Marie Hudson leads the Hoyas in points this year with 24 (10G, 4A)...Goalkeeper Jackie DesJardin has only given up 12 goals in 15 matches this season, good for a goals against average of 0.76...Georgetown has outscored their opponents 36-12, including a conference mark of 17-8...The Hoyas are coming off of a road trip that saw them lose back-to-back 2-1 (2OT) matches...The Hoyas were predicted to finish third in the National division of the BIG EAST.
Villanova leads the all-time series with Cincinnati, 3-0-1...Their first meeting was a 1984 match that ended in a scoreless tie...The Wildcats have won all three matches as members of the BIG EAST...Last season VU scored in the 31st minute of play and held on to win 1-0...Georgetown leads the all-time series with UC, 2-1-0...Last season GU defeated the Bearcats 5-0...UC's lone win came in 2006...Current Bearcat Lindsey Noteboom assisted on the game-winner in the match.