STORRS, Conn. -
Cincinnati junior midfielder Jill Vetere scored the game's only goal at the 65:24 mark to lead the Bearcats to a 1-0 women's soccer victory over UConn Thursday night at Morrone Stadium.
Vetere scored from seven yards out as she put back a blast from senior midfielder Katy Couperus that hit the crossbar. Couperus picked up an assist on the play.
The Huskies just missed a game-tying score with 11:30 to go when junior forward Kim Urbanek (Lonnerstadt, Germany) had a 25-yard shot saved at the goal line.
Cincinnati improves to 8-1-2 on the season and 2-0-1 in the American Athletic Conference while UConn is 2-5-3 and 0-1 league play. The game also broke a streak of four-straight overtime contests for the Huskies.
UConn outshot the Bearcats by a 16-6 advantage while corner kicks were tied at three.
The contest saw the UConn debut of senior goalkeeper Courtney Hofer (Farmington, Conn.), a transfer from TCU. Hofer made two saves while redshirt freshman Madison Less made one for Cincinnati.
The scoreless first half saw the Huskies outshoot Cincinnati by a 10-2 count while each team had a corner.
UConn returns to action on Sunday when it plays host to East Carolina at 1 p.m. at Morrone Stadium.