Triumph Over Tulsa

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - In its biggest win since joining the American Athletic Conference, the No. 13 UCF women's soccer team topped Tulsa, 6-1, on Thursday night at the UCF Soccer Complex.

"What a great team win," UCF head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said. "Everyone is so committed right now. (We had) a variety in attack, variety of people scoring goals. Everyone's just so happy for each other and playing for one another. It's really fun right now."

UCF (6-1-1, 2-0-1 The American) extended its unbeaten streak to seven with the win. The Knights topped Tulsa (3-8-2, 1-2-0 The American) for the fourth straight time in league play.

UCF reached several milestones in the win.

  • UCF's six goals marked the program's high since joining The American. The Knights had previously scored four goals on nine occasions.
  • The number also marked a program best under head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak. UCF's previous high was five goals, reached twice (vs. North Florida, 2013; FIU, 2016)
  • The Knights recorded their most goals in a game since a 7-0 win over ECU in 2012.

The Knights turned up the intensity in the second half.

  • Freshman Dina Orschmann scored her fifth goal of the season to put the Knights up 1-0 just 10 minutes before halftime, but UCF scored early and often in the second half.
  • Senior Morgan Ferrara doubled the score in the 49th minute on a penalty kick, and recorded a brace off a combination play from sophomore Katriina Kuoksa and senior Saga Fredriksson.
  • Freshman Stefanie Sanders, making her debut, gave UCF a 4-0 lead with her first collegiate goal. The Hamburg, Germany native extended the Black and Gold edge on the double-assisted play from sophomore Zandy Soree and junior Maura Aman.
  • Senior Julia Moore netted her first goal of the season on a pass from senior Christine Creighton to make it a 5-0 UCF advantage.
  • Creighton added a goal of her own, a hard shot from 25 yards out to reach the final mark of 6-1.

UCF has Tulsa's number.

  • The Knights entered the match with an 11-0-1 overall record against the Hurricane.
  • The only time UCF did not record a win against Tulsa came in a 1-1 tie in 2006. The Knights have never lost a match against the Hurricane.

The Knights return action on Sunday, hosting Memphis in a 1 p.m. match at the UCF Soccer Complex.

The UCF women's soccer team is set for its fifth season under head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and will welcome six teams from the 2016 NCAA Tournament to the UCF Soccer Complex in 2017. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.

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