SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The women''s soccer team fell to No. 40 Cincinnati, 1-0, while the Hornet men tied UC Riverside, 1-1, during a doulbeheader at Hornet Soccer Field, Sunday afternoon.
Junior defender Hjalti Kristjansson
The women dropped to 0-3 while the men are now 1-1-1 on the season.
In the first game, Cincinnati junior defender Heather Herweh scored the lone goal of the contest in the 12th minute off an assist by sophomore midfielder Tasha Wagner to give the Bearcats (3-1) the victory. Herweh scored while in front of the net after Wagner centered the ball off of a free kick.
Sophomore goalkeeper Amy Seely kept the Hornets in the contest with a game-high 11 saves while junior forward Lisa Wrightsman led team with four shots.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Hornet men and UC Riverside played through two overtime periods only to end with a 1-1 tie.
The Highlanders (0-3-1) took the contest''s first lead when junior forward Richard Joyce placed a free kick in the top right corner of the goal past a leaping Leo Marin in the 54th minute. It was the first goal for UC Riverside in the 2001 season.
The Hornets answered back in the 63rd minute when sophomore Joel Rodriguez scored his first collegiate goal off an assist by junior defender Hjalti Kristjansson.
The Hornets recorded 29 shots while the Highlanders tallied 27.
UC Riverside freshman goalkeeper Brett Brentley and Marin each played the entire 130 minutes in goal, respectively. Brentley finished with a game-high 5 saves.
The women''s team will next host San Francisco at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Hornet Soccer Field. The men will begin a four-week road schedule beginning with Santa Clara on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m.