Women's Soccer Drops Match to Arizona State


Sept. 10, 2006

Final Stats

LAS VEGAS - Despite a six-save performance from junior goalkeeper Jennifer Manis (Pensacola, Fla./Washington HS), the UCF women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Arizona State in the final match of the UNLV Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

ASU improved to 4-1-1 with the win, while the loss broke a four-match unbeaten streak for the Golden Knights, who dropped to 3-2-1.

After a scoreless first period, the two squads continued to battle in the second. Arizona State would score the first goal of the match in the 61st minute when freshman Brittney Doty connected off a cross from sophomore Kylla Sjoman.

The Sun Devils struck again in the 75th minute. An indirect kick from midfield by junior Kyleyn Felts found junior Courtney Crane, who gave ASU the insurance goal.

UCF also had its chances to make a mark on the scoreboard. Senior Roberta Pelarigo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) earned an opportunity with a header on a corner kick that was saved by senior Kim Bingham.

The Sun Devils owned a 10-6 advantage in shots and Bingham made five saves for the shutout.

"This match was similar to the one we played at Miami. We played well enough to win but didn't finish our chances," said UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell. "Our defense played very well and deserved the shutout, but we weren't marking well on set plays. It's disappointing because we could have come away from this trip with two wins."

The Golden Knights travel to Florida State on Wednesday, Sept. 13 for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The match against the Seminoles is scheduled to be broadcast live on Sun Sports.

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