Bitten by the Huskies

STORRS, Conn. ( - It was a tough loss for the Knights Thursday, as the team fell 3-0 to the American Athletic Conference (AAC) co-leader No. 21 UConn.

10 different players took shots for the Knights and nine times those shots were on frame. Despite several good scoring chances, the Black and Gold were unable to find the back of the net as the Huskies goalkeeper was on top of her game. Two of the Huskies goals came after capitalizing on UCF defense mistakes.

UCF drops to .500 on the year and is now tied for sixth place in the AAC with Cincinnati and Houston.

Numbers Game
* The Knights are now 6-6-1 overall and 1-2-1 in AAC play.
* UCF outshot UConn 16-14, each side tallied 9 shots on goal.
* The Black and Gold drew 8 corner kicks to the Huskies 5, and total fouls were even at 10 each.
* Freshman goalkeeper Chloe N'Gazi saw her first minutes of the season when Sophomore Vera Varis left the game after taking a boot to the face during a diving save.
* N'Gazi played the final 6 minutes of the first half and gave up one goal during a corner kick with roughly 30 seconds remaining.
* UCF is now 3-6-0 all-time against UConn.

Next Up
UCF Soccer Presented by Napleton Volkswagon remains on the road to face Temple Sunday Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. The Owls are 3-12 on the season and 0-5 in AAC play.