Somber Sunday

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The Knights faced off against South Carolina Sunday, but fell to 1-3 on the season after a close match with the Gamecocks.

Head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said that unforced errors by the Knights were the difference in the match. She said the team was pressing and at times, trying to do too much.

"We really didn't have our best night tonight," Roberts Sahaydak said. "When you're playing against a good team like South Carolina, they will take full advantage of their opportunities.

Despite the loss, the Knights are still 28-5-2 at home under Roberts Sahaydak and 1-1 at home this season. UCF managed just seven shots and two shots on goal in the defeat. Sophomore goalkeeper Vera Varis made five saves after facing seven shots on goal.

No Hands
* The Knights and the Gamecocks each committed handball fouls inside the defensive box, leading to matching penalty kicks within two minutes of one another.
* UCF scored first on a penalty kick with a strike to the left side by senior Amanda Wilkin (56').
* South Carolina answered on a cross foot attack by senior Chelsea Drennan (57').

Backed Into a Corner
* South Carolina earned 10 corner kicks to the Knights five.
* The black gold were out-shot by the Gamecocks by a 12 to seven margin.
* The winning goal for South Carolina came in the 83rd minute. A corner kick led to a header off the post and the Gamecocks put away the subsequent rebound.

Next Up
* The Knights travel to Stillwater, Okla. to face Oklahoma State on Friday Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. EST.