Syracuse mens soccer team loses first Big East game in Cincinnati

The SU men's soccer team (8-3-0, 1-1-0) outshot its opponent for the tenth time this season, but the Orange was unable to respond to a Cincinnati (5-4-2, 2-0-0 BIG EAST) goal in the 54th minute, as the Bearcats handed SU a 1-0 loss on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Gettler Stadium.

"At this level, in BIG EAST conference games, there is a fine line between and losing," SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. "Tonight was a very even contest and it just swung Cincinnati's way."

The match was tightly-contested throughout, with both squads seeing chances in the first half.

The Bearcats were able to break through early in the second period, when Matt Bahner struck from outside the 18 for the match's only goal.

Despite the final tally, the Orange outshot the Bearcats, 15-12, and held an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks. Freshman goalie Alex Bono (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) made three saves.

Syracuse returns to the pitch on Wednesday, Oct. 3 when it hosts Rutgers at the SU Soccer Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Match Notes: The defeat marks the first time this season that the Orange has been shutout â?¦ In the series' eighth meeting, the home team has now won all eight match-ups.

Courtesy: SU Athletics