Women's Soccer Spring Season Recap

April 30, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - With the spring semester coming to a close, the UCF women's soccer spring season also wrapped up and the Knights are once again ready to make a run through Conference USA and in the NCAA Tournament in the fall.

The defending C-USA regular-season champions, the Knights will release their fall schedule in the coming weeks, and it will be highlighted by the opening of the newly-renovated UCF Soccer Complex.

UCF opened up this past spring campaign with a tough match-up against the United States Under-20 National Team and even though it lost 2-0, it bounced back to post a 4-0 victory against the University of Victoria. The Black and Gold then held its annual Alumni Game and it was another terrific turnout on campus.

Although the Alumni Game was completed, the current Knights still had work to do on the pitch, and taking on Tampa, they picked up a 1-0 win off a header by Stacie Hubbard.

A pair of coed teams were up next and UCF posted a 0-1-1 record before it blanked Rollins 4-0. In the triumph, Tishia Jewell, Alex Piercy, Marleigh Howard and Katy Ling all scored goals with Katie Bolinsky, Ling, Piercy, Bianca Joswiak and Katie Jackson (two) each earning at least one assist.

To close out the spring, UCF topped Jacksonville, 1-0, with a goal by Marissa Diggs as she headed in a clearing attempt by the goalkeeper.

"The spring was a great time for team building on and off the field," said head coach Amanda Cromwell, who will be in her 13th year at UCF in 2011-12. "We were able to experiment with many different formations and use personal in different positions. We are excited to add our incoming class to an already dynamic group."