No. 15 UCF Women's Soccer to Host Jacksonville Friday

Sept. 15, 2011

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By Jordean Matthews

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFathletics.com) - After playing four matches on the road, the UCF women's soccer team returns home Friday night to host Jacksonville at the UCF Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. Head coach Amanda Cromwell will hold a ring ceremony prior to introductions to honor the Knights' Conference USA regular-season championship in 2010.

UCF (4-1-1) claimed its second straight C-USA regular-season title last season with a 8-1-2 record, capped off by a 6-0 victory over Southern Miss on Senior Night at the UCF Soccer Complex on Oct. 29, 2010.

The Black and Gold is led by C-USA Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week Nicolette Radovcic (Rockaway, N.J.) and Aline Reis (Campinas, Brazil), respectively.

Radovcic scored two goals against No. 19 Penn State on Sept. 9 and took four shots for the Knights. Radovcic is tied for first on the team with three goals along with Tishia Jewell (Satellite Beach, Fla.) and Bianca Joswiak (Berlin, Germany), and second in points with 10.

Knights' goalkeeper Reis produced her second shutout this season against Washington State on Sept. 11, earning her the Virginia Nike Soccer Tournament MVP title and a spot on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week.

The Knights have fought their way through the early season winning its last three matches against some tough ranked opponents. The Knights' defense has been holding off its attackers allowing only one shot against Penn State.

JU is 4-3-1 so far this season after splitting a two-match road trip last weekend. The Dolphins produced a 2-0 shutout over Florida Atlantic before falling in overtime, 1-0, to USF Sept. 11.

In the last match up between the two teams on Oct. 17, 2004, UCF defeated JU 2-0 at home in the Knights last season in the Atlantic Sun Conference.