Owensboro, KY - Brescia was unable to stem the tide of relentless pressure from West Virginia University of Technology Saturday at Kamuf Park as the Bearcats lost by a 5-1 score.
Things started out rather poorly as Meghan Rugel scored less than 4 minutes into the game for WVUT. The Bearcats seemed to get things back together for a bit before Tech was able to score two goals in a 3 minute period 25 minutes into the first half. Captains Jerrica Kidd (SR/Stanford, KY) and Desirae Renfrow (SR/Beaver Dam, KY) then gathered the team and they immediately responded with a goal from Kassi Gilbert (SO/Lebanon Junction, KY) to get the Bearcats moving again. Two minutes later, things got much bleaker as freshman Abby Logsdon (FR/New Salisbury, IN) came crashing down, breaking her arm. That seemed to deflate the Bearcats as they allowed one more goal before the half for a 4-1 deficit.
The second half saw much more intensity from the Bearcats as they moved together as a unit and were able to have several offensive chances while preventing strong opportunities for Tech. WVUT snuck in one goal in the waning minutes for the final tally.
Coach David Ralph was asked about his thoughts after the match. "Obviously I am most concerned about Abby (Logsdon). With a serious injury to a key player who can play many positions, it is simply a big hit to our team. But looking at the game as a whole, Tech brings so many players forward and they present a challenge we simply could not answer today. We knew coming in that they had many players capable of scoring. Five goals scored by five different players is hard to handle. Tech is simply relentless in their attack. They are technically outstanding with their touch and then they are so big and strong, that they just wear you down."
The Bearcats are back in action October 6th as they head to Pittsburgh to take on Carlow University, start time is 3:00pm CST.