Knights Top Tulsa for First AAC Victory

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – Looking to bounce back after falling in the first American Athletic Conference match of the season, the UCF women's soccer team downs Tulsa at the UCF Soccer Complex on Sunday to improve to 6-2-2, 1-1 AAC on the year.

The Knights controlled the match from the word go but waited until just before halftime to take the lead as Asia Ervin netted her first goal of the year.

Zandy Soree and Talia Gabarra also tallied goals for the Knights, both coming in the second half. Soree's goal came in the 52nd minute after freshman Ellie Moreno found her alone in the 18-yard box. Picking up her second of the season, Gabarra beat the Tulsa keeper after a pair of long passes from Darya Rajaee and Sydney Brown.

Taking Down Tulsa

  • The Knights sent a season-high 25 total shots at the Tulsa goal – 12 in the first half and 13 in the second.
  • Emphasizing the dominating attack from the Knights, UCF collected eight corner kicks while not allowing the Golden Hurricane a single one.
  • With her second-half goal, Zandy Soree regained her lead at the Knights points leader at 11. She is currently tied with Kristen Scott at five goals on the year and has a lone assist.
  • Asia Ervin's goal not only gave UCF momentum heading into halftime, but it was her first as a member of the Black and Gold.
  • With the shutout, Caroline DeLisle has picked up her fourth clean sheet of the season – making three saves against Tulsa.
  • Two of the three UCF goals came from bench players, as the Knights had 24 players see the pitch against Tulsa.

Thoughts With Head Coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak

After finding their first conference victory, the Knights will head to Dallas, Texas. to take on No. 23 SMU on Thursday, Oct. 2 and then to Houston for a pair of AAC matches.

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