Cincinnati Battles to 1-1 Draw with No. 19 UCF




Oct. 11, 2013

Final Stats

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 1
UCF
(10-2-2) Rank: 19/21
  1ST 2ND OT 2OT F
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Box Score

Cincinnati, Ohio • Attendance: 417

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CINCINNATI
(6-8-1) Rank: NR/NR
 Goal Summary
Time Team Scored by Assisted by
53:37
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Elsbrock (3) Atkinson
64:43 Butler Recap Logo  Petermann (6) Piercy
 Team Statistics
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 Shots 13 15
 Corner Kicks 5 5
 Offsides 1 4
 Saves 6 5
 Fouls 21 18
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The University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team battled to a 1-1 draw with No. 19 UCF on Friday night at Gettler Stadium. The draw marks the first time since 2009 that the Bearcats have taken a point against a ranked opponent.

The Bearcats (6-8-1, 2-2-1 AAC) came out fierce in the first half as they outshot UCF, 6-2, and had the only shot on goal in the first 45 minutes of play, which came from Katy Couperus midway through the period. But neither team found the back of the net as they headed to the locker rooms tied 0-0.

UC’s closest scoring opportunity came in the 23rd minute on an Emily Elsbrock long throw-in. The senior hurled a ball into the nearside of the box to the head of Megan Cravenor. The junior midfielder then flicked the pass back to a wide open far post, but no one from Cincinnati was there to tap in what would have been an easy goal.

Redshirt freshman Natalie Smith played a quality half in net for UC as she collected a number of crosses before they could find the head of a UCF player. The Bearcats defense surrendered just two shots in the first period with none being on frame.

Cincinnati maintained the intensity in the second half and found the back of the net in the 54th minute.

Junior Jae Atkinson slipped through a pair of defenders on the left sideline and crossed a low ball into the box. The pass was out of the reach of a streaking Katy Couperus at the near post, but the service found senior Emily Elsbrock at the back post for the go-ahead goal.

Cincinnati’s lead would only last for about 10 minutes though as UCF (10-2-2, 3-0-1 AAC) knotted the score back up in the 65th minute with a goal from Lena Petermann.

UCF kept the pressure on after tying the game and would grab a shot advantage late in the half.

The Bearcats held against the Knights’ pressure late in the match and forced overtime for the second time this season.

Both teams had their chances in a pair of 10 minutes overtimes, but neither was able to slip in a game-winning goal.

Cincinnati returns into action on Sunday afternoon versus USF. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m. At halftime, the 1983 team, who was the first UC team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, will be honored on the field.