Knights and Buckeyes Battle to Draw

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – Taking on its second Big Ten foe in as many games, the UCF women's soccer team hosted the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday night at the UCF Soccer Complex. After a weather delay and two overtime periods, the Knights (0-1-1) played to a 1-1 draw against the Buckeyes (0-2-1).

Starting the game as a forward, redshirt senior Jessica Taylor got the Knights off to a quick start – scoring the first goal of the 2019 season in the 12th minute to give UCF the lead.

Not going quietly, the Buckeyes answered in the 26th minute with a goal of their own to bring the scoreline even.

Neither team was able to find the go-ahead goal after the equalizer, despite going through two overtime periods – which saw five shots from UCF and three shots from the Buckeyes.

Ohio State outshot the Knights, 16-12, however UCF held the edge in corner kicks, 9-3. Caroline DeLisle made six shots in-between the posts for the Black and Gold.

Head Coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak added "Whether we're home or away, I think we're just growing as a team. We're young, and so with every game, we're getting exponentially better"

The Knights hit the road for the first time on the young season to challenge George Mason University on Sunday afternoon in Fairfax, Va. The Patriots currently sit at 0-1 on the season after dropping a 3-1 decision against Old Dominion.

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