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UCF Rolls To Victory
October 27, 2018
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Memphis, Tn.  (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF men’s soccer team turned up the heat on a chilly Memphis evening scoring two goals in the first eight minutes of play, which would be enough for the Knights 11th win of the season.

Cal Jennings netted his 19th goal of the season in the win and Yoni Sorokin also tallied up a goal for the Black and Gold.

The Knights improve to 11-2-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the American Athletic Conference in the 2-1 victory, while Memphis drops to 7-5-4 overall and 2-3-1 in conference play.

Yannik Oettl received his 15th consecutive start between the posts and collected his 11th win of the season. Oettl recorded a season-high eight saves in the win.

SCORING

  • UCF | 01:57 | The ball was deflected off a Memphis defender and over the keeper for the first goal of the match.
  • UCF | 07:23 | Sorokin collected the ball off a failed clearance by Memphis and beat the keeper right for his third goal of the season.
  • MEM | 65:15 | Alexandros Ierides found Chris Mikus streaking into the 18-yard box, who poked it into the right side of the net.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • At the end of the first half, the Knights outshot the Tigers, 11-3 and held Memphis to just one shot on goal at the break. In the final stats, UCF held the advantage in shots, 18-13.
  • Jennings has scored in 10 of 14 games he has played in this season.
  • UCF grabbed their 11th win of the season, which is the most wins they have had in a season since 2011 when they won 12.
  • This is head coach Scott Calabrese’s second season in his career with at least 11 wins as a head coach. He has had five seasons with at least 10 wins prior to 2018.
  • UCF is the best men’s soccer team in the state of Florida and the only team in the state with 11 wins amongst Division I programs.
  • The Knights have clinched a spot in The American conference championship, which is set to begin on Nov. 6. UCF, UConn, Memphis, USF, SMU, and Temple will all battle it out in the tournament.
  • The Black and Gold are unbeaten in their last seven matches. They are 6-0-1 in those matches and have not lost since Sept. 21.

UP NEXT
The Knights head back to Orlando for their final home match of the regular season against Cincinnati on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Prior to the match, UCF will be honoring their 10 seniors.   

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