Women's Soccer Settles for Scoreless Tie with Fresno State


Sept. 3, 2006

Final Stats

ORLANDO - Despite dominating the first half, the UCF women's soccer team earned a 0-0 double overtime tie with Fresno State at the UCF Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

The Golden Knights (2-1-1) outshot the Bulldogs (3-0-1) by a 9-4 margin in the opening period with five of those nine shots being saved by Fresno State's senior goalkeeper Angie Larsen. The best chances came in the 30th minute when junior Jessica Hallgren dribble up the right side and powered the ball toward the lower left corner. A few seconds later, junior Stacey George attempted to send a pass to senior Kristin Bilby in the center of the box that was blocked away by the defense.

In the waning minutes of the second half, both teams had the opportunity to break the scoreless tie. UCF sophomore Hanna Wilde served the ball into the box and it was mishandled by Larsen, while Fresno State senior Antonea Lugo's shot in the 87th minute was stopped by Golden Knights' keeper Jennifer Manis.

Both squads also earned chances in the overtime period. In the 95th minute, Fresno State sophomore Nicole Gutierrez fed the ball across the box to Lugo before it was blocked away then Bilby found an opportunity in the front of the goal three minutes later.

"Fresno State has a good goalie and their defense stays compact. We took our shots from too wide and weren't able to finish some of the chances that we had in the box," said UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell. "We were unlucky not to score and unlucky not to win."

UCF finished the day with an 18-12 advantage in shots. Larsen made 11 saves for the Bulldogs and Manis stopped five shots for the Golden Knights.

The Golden Knights travel to Las Vegas, Nev. for the UNLV Invitational, where they open against the host Rebels on Friday at 10 p.m. ET.