UCF Women's Soccer Plays LSU to a 0-0 Draw


Sept. 4, 2009

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TAMPA, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Although the UCF women's soccer team and LSU had plenty of scoring chances, neither team could put one in the back of the net in a 0-0 draw Friday at the USF Tournament in Tampa. Senior Lynzee Lee picked up her first-career shutout in her second year with the Knights as they moved to 2-1-1 on the season.

"We had the momentum in the first half and I think we deserved a result," said head coach Amanda Cromwell. "We had a goal called back at one point when Yvonne George had a great turn but they called her for offside. It was very close, and that was pretty deflating. But LSU is a quality team, and they had a shot that hit the crossbar in overtime. It was a fast-paced game and in the end I think we got better tonight."

LSU (1-1-1) and UCF each had six corner kicks in the match, while the Tigers outshot the Black and Gold 18-11 with each team taking at least three in the two overtime sessions. George collected three shots on the evening to pace all Knight players.

Both schools had opportunities to take the early lead, and although it was UCF which outshot LSU in the first half, 5-4, the score remained 0-0 at the break. After playing the first 12 minutes without a shot by either side, the Knights attempted three-unanswered shots in a span of 4:30. The first came from senior Becca Thomas which was saved by keeper Mo Isam, the second was off the foot of George and that sailed wide and the third came from freshman Nicolette Radovcic which clanked off the crossbar.

While the offenses seemed to be finding their legs, inclement weather rolled through the area, forcing a lengthy halftime delay.

When UCF and LSU got back to work after a break that lasted approximately two hours, it was more of the same in the second half. However this time Lee was put to work. Not having to make a save in the opening frame, the senior keeper turned aside six shots in the second half.

The netminders had to both make a save in the first overtime, and Lee tallied her eighth and final save in the second OT to preserve her shutout.

UCF's second and final match of the USF Tournament will get underway Sunday at 2:30 p.m. vs. Florida International.

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Postgame Notes
UCF (2-1-1 Overall) - 0
LSU (1-1-1 Overall) - 0
Goals: None
-Friday night was the first meeting between UCF and LSU.
-UCF has now had three of its first four matches of the season affected by weather. Its season-opener vs. Florida Gulf Coast started two hours late and the match at No. 1 North Carolina also began late due to the first game of the tournament Aug. 28 being halted for a weather delay.
-The Knights' last 0-0 tie was against Florida in the NCAA Tournament Second Round in 2007.
-Along with Lynzee Lee, Becca Thomas, Lauren Halbert, Nikki Moore and Christina Petrucco all played the entire 110 minutes.
-Both of Emily Maynard's shots were on goal vs. the Tigers.