In case you weren't already aware, the Cincinnati Bearcats women's soccer team is pretty good. In fact, the women's soccer team will be representing the University of Cincinnati in the NCAA tournament this Saturday when they travel to Blacksburg, Va. to play No. 4 seed Virginia Tech in the Bearcats' first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002.
The Bearcats compiled a 13-5-5 overall record during the regular season and went 5-3-1 in conference, including a clean run through the AAC Tournament to clinch a tourney bid. Cincinnati clinched a tournament berth with a win over the South Florida Bulls in the AAC Championship last Sunday, winning 4-2 on penalty kicks, following a tough 1-1 draw through regulation and two overtime periods.
The Hokies are a tough task with a 14-3-2 overall record and a 6-3-1 conference record in the Atlantic Coast Conference, but if the Bearcats pull off the upset, they will face-off with the winner of Ohio State and Butler in the second round. Cincinnati and Virginia Tech kickoff at 5 p.m.
Bill Koch, with GoBearcats.com, wrote a great piece about how the Bearcats have had to overcome substantial odds to reach this point and will have to do it again with AAC All-Rookie (aka AAC All-Freshman) Jordan Cotleur going down with a season-ending injury last Sunday.
The videos below should also catch you up on the happenings of the Cincinnati women's soccer team as of late.