UCF Set for UConn on Sunday

UCF at UConn
Sunday, Sept. 30 | Noon ET | Joseph J. Morrone Stadium
Live Stats | Watch on ADN | Game Notes

STORRS, Conn. (UCFKnights.com) –
The UCF women’s soccer team continues American Athletic Conference action on Sunday, traveling to Connecticut to face the Huskies.

UCF (4-3-1, 1-0 The American) and UConn (2-10, 0-3 The American) will play in a noon matchup that will air on the American Digital Network.

Knight Notes

  • UCF won its league opener at Temple, 2-1, on Thursday.
  • Zandy Soree leads the Knights with six goals and 13 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 and Jessica Taylor notched her first marker at Temple.
  • Vera Varis has started each match for the Knights, making 25 saves with a 1.13 goals-against average in 2018.

Road Warriors

  • The Knights are 3-1-1 in true road games this season.
  • UCF has outscored its opponents 10-4 on the road, with Zandy Soree and Stefanie Sanders combining for six goals.
  • A 2-1 win at Temple on Thursday improved UCF to 34-8-4 as members of The American, with a 5-0-1 mark in their league opener.

Scouting the Huskies

  • UConn enters the match with a 2-10 overall record and an 0-3 mark in The American.
  • The Huskies lead the all-time series 6-4, but the Knights hold the most recent victory, a 2-0 win in Orlando last season.
  • Erin Spillane and Sophia Danyko-Kulchycky have each scored a trio of goals on the season to lead UConn. Elena Santos has a pair of markers in league play.
  • A pair of Huskies have seen time in goal this season, with Randi Palacios starting all 11 matches she’s played in. Palacios has 52 saves with a 2.57 goals-against average in 2018.

The Knights return to the UCF Soccer Complex for a pair of American Athletic Conference contests. UCF will host ECU on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. Oct. 7 matchup against Cincinnati.

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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