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Knights Win Double Overtime Thriller
October 07, 2018
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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – After falling behind in the second half, the UCF women’s soccer team rallied to earn a 2-1 victory over Cincinnati in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Complex.

The Knights (6-4-1, 3-1 The American) fell behind in the 56th minute, as Cincinnati (6-7-2, 1-4-1 The American) used a goal from Jill Vetere to take a 1-0 lead.

In a reversal of Thursday night, UCF responded with a marker of its own, as Kristen Scott collected the rebound of Stefanie Sanders’ shot, finding the back of the net in the 85th minute.

Heading to overtime for its second straight match, the Knights nearly captured the win in the first extra period, as Scott had a header that looked to be going in before a great Cincinnati defensive play kept the ball out.

Just 46 seconds into the second overtime period, Madison Murnin found Sanders just outside the 18-yard box, setting up the sophomore for her third game-winning goal of the season.

Total Team Effort

  • On a warm Sunday afternoon in Orlando, UCF utilized its bench as 19 Knights saw action in the match.
  • Seven Knights registered shots in the match, with Sanders and Scott putting two on frame each.
  • Vera Varis played all 101 minutes in goal, making a pair of saves for the Black and Gold.
  • Making her first collegiate start, Jaida Scott saw 92 minutes of action.

Bearcat Battle

  • Entering the match, the all-time series between UCF and Cincinnati was tied 3-3-2. UCF will now take a 4-3-2 advantage.
  • As members of the American Athletic Conference, the Bearcats held a 2-1-2 edge.
  • Sunday marked the first time that either UCF or Cincinnati earned a victory when the match went into double overtime. The previous two matchups in The American ended in a draw.
  • UCF earned its first victory against Cincinnati since 2014, when the Knights topped the Bearcats 2-0.

The Knights head out for another weekend of American Athletic Conference action. UCF will face a Memphis squad that is undefeated in league play on Oct. 11 before heading to Tulsa on Oct. 14.

The UCF women's soccer team is in its sixth season under head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information. 

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