Bitten by the Gators

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - It was another wild finish Sunday, as the Knights rallied from two down to tie the game in the 74th minute. Unfortunately for UCF, a late shot by Florida found its way into the net giving the Gators the win.

With less than three minutes to play, the Knights were unable to clear the box and a Florida player managed a slow rolling shot that appeared to be wide. However, the ball managed to carom off the inside edge of the post and trickle in, putting the Gators ahead for good.

The Knights fall to 5-4 on the season but have shown their mettle, playing another top-10 opponent tough to end.

By the Numbers
* Shots favored the gators at 19-14 with shots on goal even at 9-9.
* Junior Morgan Ferrara found her third goal of the season in the 58th minute.
* Junior Bridget Callahan buried the equalizer 74th minute after a corner service by freshman Zandy Soree found its way to her feet.
* Sophomore goalkeeper Vera Varis made 6 saves facing 17 total shots.

Miscellaneous Mentions
* Junior Morgan Ferrara made her first start of the 2016 campaign and logged 57 minutes.
* Junior Kayla Adamek notched her second assist of the season on the Ferrara goal.
* The Knights are now 3-14-1 against the Gators all-time and 4-7-1 over the last two seasons when Carol Rodrigues is held scoreless.

Physical Play
* 28 total fouls were called between the two sides.
* Three yellow cards were shown

Next Up
* UCF Women's Soccer, presented by Napleton Volkswagon, will begin its American Athletic Conference schedule with back-to-back matches at home. First against Houston Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. and then versus SMU Oct. 2 at 1 p.m.