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UCF Falls 2-1 To No. 21 Texas in Overtime
August 24, 2018
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (UCFKnights.com) – Playing its first official match of the season, the No. 23 UCF women’s soccer team batted No. 21 Texas, but they dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime at the Finley Fields South on Friday evening.

The Longhorns (2-0-1) took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute, but UCF (0-1-0) wasted little time in its response.

In her first match back from the U20 Women’s World Cup, sophomore Dina Orschmann easily found junior Zandy Soree in the middle of the box. Soree delivered, netting the equalizer from eight yards out in the 29th minute.

The teams remained locked at 1-1 at the end of the first half. In the second period, senior goalkeeper Vera Varis came up with four saves to keep the game even. The Knights made their push in the second half but were unable to find the go-ahead marker.

After 90 minutes, the squads remained knotted at 1-1, sending the match into overtime. After its initial shot was blocked, Texas collected the rebound and was able to net the game-winner in the 93rd minute to clinch the victory.

Next up, the Knights will face No. 4 UNC in a 2 p.m. match on Sunday at Finley Fields South.

The UCF women's soccer team is set for its sixth season under head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and will welcome five teams from the 2017 NCAA Tournament to the UCF Soccer Complex in 2018. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information. 

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