UCF Women's Soccer Earns a 1-1 Draw at Arizona


Sept. 17, 2010

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

UCF at Arizona
Sept. 17, 2010
From Tucson, Ariz.
Team 1 2 1OT 2OT F
UCF 1 0 0 0 1
Arizona 0 1 0 0 1

UCF Goals: Katie Jackson (16th min)
Arizona Goals: Ana Montoya (58th min)

In Net
UCF: Aline Reis, 110:00 min, 1 GA, 7 SV
Arizona: Ashley Jett, 110:00 min, 1 GA, 5 SV

TUCSON, Ariz. (UCFAthletics.com) - Katie Jackson's (Satellite Beach, Fla.) first-half goal allowed the UCF women's soccer team to record a 1-1 tie at Arizona Friday at the Cats Classic Presented by Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The Knights moved their record to 4-2-1 while the host Wildcats saw their record push to 2-3-2.

UCF goalkeeper Aline Reis finished with a season-high seven saves, highlighted by three in the first overtime session alone.

"That was a really hard-fought game but it was a tale of two halves," said head coach Amanda Cromwell. "The first half was one of the best teams I've coached and the second half was completely different. We didn't finish some of our chances early and then came out flat in the second half. You can't do that against a good team. We had eight corner kicks and some were dangerous yet it was frustrating not to capitalize.

"Aline made a great save on a penalty kick, Bianca Joswiak played very well in the back, Kim Newsome was strong on the attack and Katie was consistent in the center-mid. But we need everyone to play well for the entire match."

The first shot of the match that was placed on goal would put UCF ahead 1-0 in the 16th minute. Joswiak and Nicolette Radovcic each earned assists as Jackson delivered her third goal of 2010 after a cross was sent in from Joswiak.

Taking a 1-0 lead into the second half, UCF fell victim to a handball in the 18, allowing Arizona to earn a penalty kick chance in the 53rd minute. However Reis kept the Wildcats off the board by saving Jazmin Ponce's attempt. Yet less than five minutes later the home team did eventually draw even with the Knights as Ana Montoya tallied her second of the season in the 58th minute.

Both programs would generate scoring chances late in the second half, including a shot off the crossbar by Radovcic in the 76th minute as well as shots by Newsome and Tishia Jewell that were saved by Arizona keeper Ashley Jett. But with neither team getting the go-ahead goal, play reached overtime where Reis amassed three saves in the first 10-minute period.

In the final 10 minutes of overtime, Reis recorded one more save to allow the Black and Gold to complete the 1-1 tie.

The Knights will conclude this weekend's tournament Sunday when they face No. 19 Arizona State at 1:30 p.m. ET.