Barn Burner

STILLWATER, Okla. (UCFKnights.com) - Down two goals late in the match, the Knights put together three goals in just 13 minutes Friday, defeating Oklahoma State 3-2 in overtime. The thrilling win marks the team's first road victory of the 2016 campaign.

The Black and Gold were down 2-0 in the 83rd minute when junior Kayla Adamek delivered a cross to senior Carol Rodrigues, who netted her third goal of the season. Just five minutes later, with time winding down, junior defender Saga Fredriksson put away the equalizer on a chaotic play in the OSU box.

In extra time, UCF battled hard in a golden goal situation and earned a penalty kick in the 96th minute. The Cowgirls comitted a foul inside the defensive box during a Knights charge. Without hesitation, the referee took the ball immediately to the penalty spot where junior Morgan Ferrara stepped up and drilled the game winner, her first of the year.

"Towards the end of the second half we really brought up the intensity," Ferrara said. "It showed, at the end of the game we earned the penalty kick because we went as hard as we could. It was just up to me to put it away."

Numbers Game
* UCF improves to 2-3-0 and earns its first road win of the season
* The Knights outshot OSU 6-3 in the second half.
* Total shots were nearly even at 13-12 in favor of OSU.
* Goalkeeper Vera Varis had five saves after facing 13 shots and the Knights defended against eight corners.
* OSU was whistled offside seven times.
* Through five games, the Black and Gold have now scored 9 goals coming from six different players.

Physical Play
* UCF and OSU combined for 25 fouls and two yellow cards.
* An OSU foul inside the box in overtime led to the game winning penalty kick.

Miscellaneous Mentions
* The Knights are now 17-4-2 in the month of September under Coach Roberts Sahaydak.
* UCF improves to 2-0 all-time against the Cowgirls.
* A late arrival this season, freshman Katriina Kuoksa made her first collegiate appearance as a reserve, playing nearly 64 minutes.
* The Black and Gold offense has generated nine goals in five games, nearly two goals per game.

Next Up
* The Knights remain on the road, but closer to home as they face the Stetson Hatters Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in DeLand, Fla.