Bearcats Top Blue Demons In League Opener
In a cool and blustery afternoon at Wish Field, the Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the DePaul Blue Demons, 2-1. The Bearcats took a 2-0 midway through the first half and held on for the victory.
At the 12:33 mark, Tianna Oliver scored the match's first goal. Oliver's shot from 20 yards out just made it over DePaul goalkeeper Marissa Czapka's hands and into the net. The Bearcats struck again in the 21st minute when Kristina Wilson headed in a corner kick from Oliver.
The Blue Demons cut the lead in half just after halftime on a goal by Christy Young. On the goal, Young took a pass from Tammy Howe and dribbled past a defender to score.
DePaul threatened late in the match, but failed to score on Cincinnati goalkeeper Christy Hoffman.
The Blue Demons next match will be this Sunday when the take on Louisville at Wish Field. Cincinnati continues the road trip to Marquette.