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Handling the Hatters
September 16, 2018
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DELAND, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women’s soccer team closed out non-conference play in dominant fashion with a 5-1 victory at Stetson on Sunday evening.

UCF (3-3-1) struck first against Stetson (3-4-2) on a penalty kick from Zandy Soree in the fourth minute. After the Hatters evened the score in the 10th minute, Stefanie Sanders put the Knights back on top, for good, in the 35th minute.

Sanders added a pair of second half goals to complete the hat trick, and Kristen Scott added a marker of her own in the 58th minute for the final score.

Hat Trick-ing the Hatters

  • Sophomore Stefanie Sanders bagged her first hat trick as a Knight.
  • The Hamburg, Germany native is the first member of UCF’s squad to score a hat trick at Stetson since Kelly Kochevar on Sept. 13, 1994.
  • Her three goals against the Hatters make it back-to-back seasons that UCF has scored a hat trick in a match (Morgan Ferrara vs. Memphis 10/1/17). It also marks back-to-back nights in which a UCF soccer player scored a hat trick, as Cal Jennings accomplished the feat on Sept. 15 in DeLand.

Streaking against Stetson

  • UCF improved to 22-0-0 all-time against Stetson.
  • The Knights tallied five markers in the victory, the most goals since a road victory at Stetson during the 1995 campaign.
  • The Black and Gold have now defeated the Hatters in three consecutive seasons, and four times under head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018).

The Knights open American Athletic Conference action on the road at Temple on Sept. 27.

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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