ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women’s soccer team opens American Athletic Conference action on Thursday afternoon at Temple.
The Knights and the Owls will play at 3:30 p.m. ET at the Temple Sports Complex.
- UCF opens conference action after having a bye week during the first weekend of league play.
- Zandy Soree leads the Knights with five goals and 11 total points on the season.
- After scoring her first hat trick with the Black and Gold, Stefanie Sanders is UCF’s second-leading scorer with four goals and 10 points in 2018.
- Kristen Scott has three goals in 2018, while Konya Plummer tallied her first goal as a Knight in the draw at Maryland.
- Vera Varis has started each match for the Knights, making 21 saves with a 1.14 goals-against average in 2018.
- The Knights are set to begin their sixth season as members of the American Athletic Conference.
- UCF has earned four conference titles since joining the league in 2013, including a sweep of the regular season and conference tournament championships in the inaugural campaign.
- The Knights are 33-8-4 as members of The American, with a 4-0-1 mark in their league opener.
- UCF won the 2017 regular season title and was selected as the preseason favorite to repeat in 2018.
Scouting the Owls
- Temple enters the match with a 5-6 overall record and a 1-1 mark in The American.
- The Owls opened league play with a split weekend in Texas. After a 2-0 defeat at SMU, Temple topped Houston 3-2.
- Emma Wilkins is one of six Owls who have scored goals this season, and leads Temple with five markers in 2018.
- The Owls have three players with time in goal this season, led by Morgan Basileo’s 10 game played. Basileo has a 1.27 goals-against average.
The Knights continue league play at UConn on Sunday. UCF will face the Huskies at noon in a contest that will broadcast on the American Digital Network.
DON'T MISS OUT
The UCF women's soccer team is set for its sixth season under head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and will welcome five teams from the 2017 NCAA Tournament to the UCF Soccer Complex in 2018. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.
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