Cincinnati, Ohio –
The Boston University Women's Soccer team was unable to withstand a strong Cincinnati attack as it dropped a 2-0 decision Sunday afternoon at Gettler Stadium.
Once again, the Terriers found themselves in a 0-2 hole heading into the locker room. Despite increased pressure in Cincinnati's defensive third in the second half, BU could not get on the scoreboard as it closed out its opening weekend of play.
How it Happened
- Cincinnati got on the board 13 minutes in as the Bearcats gained possession on a goal kick, pushed past BU's the back line, and buried an open look into the back of the net.
- The Bearcats added another score in the box on a sliding shot that sneaked inside the left post at the 28-minute mark.
- McKenna Doyle got off a header that was bound for the back of the net with just over five minutes to go, but Cincinatti's keeper made a diving stop to preserve the score.
- Chloee Sagmoe also got a dangerous header off with two minutes left in the match, but that would be BU's last offensive threat.
From Coach Feldman
- BU did not allow Cincinnati a shot on goal in the second half and outshot the Bearcats, 4-2.
- Cincinnati now holds a 2-0 advantage in the all-time series, the Bearcats also came away victorious last season in a 2-1 decision at Nickerson Field.
- "We knew going into the match that it would be a physical and combative game. UC is a hard-working and talented team."
- Getting down again early is not a good formula for success. The team certainly comes out of the weekend battle-tested and hungry to get back at it on Thursday for our home opener.
- BU will take Nickerson Field for the first time this season on Thursday,as it plays host to cross-town rival Northeastern on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.