Knights Set for War on I-4

UCF at No. 14/18 South Florida 
Friday, Oct. 26 | 7 p.m. ET | Corbett Stadium
Watch on ADN | Live Stats | Game Notes

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) –
A share of the 2018 American Athletic Conference regular season title, the right to host The American Tournament and six War on I-4 points are on the line in Friday’s soccer match between UCF and USF in Tampa.

The Knights (9-5-1, 6-2 The American) travel to Corbett Stadium to face the No. 14/18 Bulls (12-2, 7-1 The American) at 7 p.m.

The match will stream for free on the American Digital Network.

Knight Notes

  • A victory for UCF on Friday would give the Knights a share of the 2018 regular season title and the top seed and hosting rights to The American tournament next week.
  • A header in the 59th minute against Houston pushed Stefanie Sanders to six game-winning goals this season, which is tied for the second-most in single season at UCF. Her 12 goals on the season put her just outside of the single season top 10 for the Knights.
  • A pair of markers from Dina Orschmann in the win over the Cougars pushed the sophomore into third on the UCF squad in scoring. She now has a trio of goals to go along with three assists for nine points.
  • Nine different Knights have netted a goal in 2018, while 12 different members of the squad have tallied at least one point.
  • Two-time Goalkeeper of the Week, Vera Varis has started each match for the Knights, making 44 saves with a 1.13 goals-against average in 2018.
  • Varis moved into fourth all-time at UCF with 221 career saves and is sixth on the career list with 20 shutouts. 

War on I-4

  • Friday’s matchup will serve as the War on I-4 meeting between the two squads, with six points on the line. The winner of the contest will claim all six points; a draw splits the points evenly with each team collecting three.
  • UCF currently holds a 15-0 lead in the 2018-19 edition of the rivalry series with wins from volleyball and men’s soccer and a higher finish at The American Cross Country Championship.
  • On the pitch, UCF leads the all-time series against South Florida 10-2-4.
  • As members of The American, the series is 1-1-4, with the last three matchups ending in a draw.

 Scouting the Bulls

  • South Florida holds a 12-2 overall record, with a 7-1 mark in The American.
  • The Bulls are undefeated at Corbett Stadium this season, with an 8-0 mark at home.
  • Evelyne Viens leads the USF offense with 17 goals and five assists this season for 39 points.
  • Twelve Bulls have combined for 45 goals this season, while USF has held its opponents to 11 goals in 2018.
  • Sydney Martinez has played in 13 matches for USF, allowing 10 goals for a 0.83 goals-against average this season.

 Friday’s match will determine the location of the 2018 American Athletic Conference Championship, as the top seed will host the six-team field Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

The UCF women's soccer team in its sixth season under head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information. 

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