UCF Women's Soccer Earns Wild 4-4 Draw at No. 22 San Diego State


Sept. 2, 2011

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF held a 3-1 lead at No. 22 San Diego State, fell behind 4-3 and fought back on a Marissa Diggs goal in the 84th minute to pick up a 4-4 draw Friday in California. The tie moved the Knights' record to 1-1-1 and the Aztecs pushed their record to 3-1-1 on the year.

Both teams completed the night with 14 shots while UCF had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. All four goals by the Knights came from four different players.

The Knights did not look tired from their flight to the West Coast, as Andrea Rodrigues connected for her first goal of the year on a shot from 25 yards out to give the visitors a quick 1-0 lead in the third minute.

UCF had the next two shots of the match, yet it was the Aztecs' first attempt of the evening that evened things up where Cat Walker made it 1-1 in the 27th minute.

Unfazed, Jewell immediately placed a shot on goal that was stopped by Rachel Boaz, and the keeper picked up another save off a Katie Jackson shot in the 35th minute. But the flurry of chances for the Knights finally paid off in the 36th minute on Nicolette Radovcic's first goal of 2011.

After the break, the Knights earned a huge goal in the 58th minute off a 23-yard blast from Bianca Joswiak. It was the defender's third goal of the season. Although a 3-1 lead seemed comfortable, San Diego State retaliated with two goals in a 43-second span. The first came on a penalty kick in the 60th minute by Walker, and the second was from Tiffany Hurst.

Taking its first lead, San Diego State's Haley Locker gave the home team its fourth goal in the 71st minute. The clock began to be a major enemy for UCF, however it received new life when Diggs sent the match into overtime in the 84th minute moments after Kayla Darden hit the crossbar.

In the two overtime sessions, San Diego State placed two shots on net that were both turned aside by Aline Reis, ultimately preserving the 4-4 tie.

UCF closes out its trip to California with a meeting with San Diego Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET.