Women's Soccer Falls 2-1 to Miami in Overtime


Oct. 18, 2005

Box Score

ORLANDO, Fla. - Miami's Rebecca Tweneboah scored both goals as the Hurricanes defeated UCF, 2-1, in women's soccer Tuesday night. Miami improved to 8-9-1 on the season, while UCF fell to 7-9.

"I thought that it was one of our best 90 minute games of the year," said head coach Amanda Cromwell. "Obviously the talent was a little higher as far as competition from the weekend. Our backs played great and Julie (Snaman) came out and picked up balls. It was one of those games that you hate to see go to overtime because you felt like you should have won in regualation."

Roberta Pelarigo recorded her ninth goal of the season in the 17th minute when she sent a Courtney Baines pass to the top left corner of the net.

Tweneboah knotted the game up with less than two minutes to play in the half. Val Blanco was credited with the assist.

At the end of the first half, UCF had outshot Miami, 9-4, while the two teams were tied at two apiece in corner kicks.

In the second half, the Golden Knights had several missed opportunities to give UCF the lead, including a header by Erin Hopkins that went just to the right of the net.

Tweneboah scored her second goal of the night in the 97th minute of action when she dribbled the length of the field and challenged goalkeeper Julie Snaman one on one.

The Golden Knights held a 15-10 advantage in shots, while the Hurricanes led in corner kicks, 3-2.

The Golden Knights return to the turf when the team travels to Memphis Friday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m.