Knights Set for Thursday Match at Maryland

UCF at Maryland 
Thursday, Sept. 6 | Ludwig Field | 7 p.m. ET
Live StatsWatch on BTN Plus | Game Notes

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women’s soccer team continues its road stretch, heading to Maryland for a Thursday night contest at Ludwig Field.

The 7 p.m. contest between the Knights and the Terps will stream on the BTN Plus.

The Knights

  • UCF extends its stretch of matches away from home to four, after traveling to Chapel Hill to two games and earning a victory at Miami.
  • Zandy Soree leads the Knights offensively with a pair of goals on the season. Kristen Scott scored her first collegiate marker in the final seconds at Miami.
  • The Knights are one of two teams in the country to face back-to-back nationally ranked opponents in its first two games of the season.
  • Following the match at Maryland, UCF will open its home campaign on Sept. 9 against Florida.

Defensive Decoration

  • On Monday, a pair of Knights were recognized by the American Athletic Conference after leading a stifling UCF defense to a shutout victory at Miami.
  • Miami took just five shots during the 90-minute match.
  • Vera Varis earned the second Goalkeeper of the Week accolade of her career. Varis was credited with just four saves, disrupting the Hurricane offense before Miami could even get a shot on goal.
  • Emily Tipton, earning her third start of the season on UCF’s back line, collected her first Defensive Player of the Week honor.


The Terps

  • Maryland enters the match with a 2-3-1 overall record, dropping its last two contests.
  • Thursday’s contest marks the first meeting between the two programs.
  • The Terps are led offensively by Jarena Harmon, who has three goals in the squads first six matches. Anissa Mose has also tallied a marker for Maryland this fall.
  • In goal, Rachel Egyed and Erin Seppi have split time, with each earning three starts. Egyed has a 1.04 goals-against average, while Seppi has a 1.20 GAA.

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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