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Knights Drop 1-0 Decision At No. 4 UNC
August 26, 2018
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (UCFKnights.com) – Facing its second ranked opponent in as many games, the No. 23 UCF women’s soccer team came up short against No. 4 North Carolina, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Tar Heels at the Finley Fields South on Sunday afternoon.

UCF (0-2-0) had a strong showing by its defense to begin the match. Despite the defensive effort, UNC (3-0-1) was able to tally a marker in the 16th minute. The Knights began to rally on the offensive end, but we unable to find the equalizer.

“The first 20 minutes were shaky, but we settled into the game,” UCF head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said. “I was very proud of our team because we still continued to play our style. We showed some success. I think this is just a good weekend for us, even though we didn’t get the results that we wanted. We’ll get better because of this.”

In her return from the U20 Women’s World Cup, sophomore Stefanie Sanders pushed the Black and Gold offense, accounting for four of UCF’s six shots on goal.

The Knights faced back-to-back Top 25 opponents in what turned in to their season-opening weekend in Chapel Hill.

Next up, the Knights head to Miami for a 6 p.m. contest against the Hurricanes on Sept. 2.

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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