ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – After a scheduled bye week, the No. 21 UCF women's soccer team welcomed the Temple Owls the UCF Soccer Complex on Thursday evening. The Knights and the Owls battled to a double-overtime scoreless draw, despite the Knights maintaining nearly 70% possession in the match and taking 23 shots more than the Owls.
Keys to the Match
- Maintaining command of the match, nearly 60% of the Knights possession came in attacking portions of the field.
- UCF took a dominating 26 shots in the game, putting 11 on frame. Caroline DeLisle saved both of the Owls' shots on goal, as the Knights only allowed three total shots in the full 110 minutes.
- The match with the Owls is just the third time this season the Black and Gold have been held without a goal.
- Continuing the offensive trend into overtime, the Knights outshot the Owls six shots to none in both overtime periods.
- Kristen Scott led the charge for UCF, taking eight shots while Dayana Martin put up four shots.
Thoughts with Head Coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak
"All of [Temple's] numbers were behind the ball, and it was very hard to get in behind them or get through them. So a lot of credit to Temple for parking the bus and making it difficult for us to score on them tonight," said Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak on the team's performance. The head coach went on to say, "We did create a lot, I am proud of the team – I thought they fought hard. We got around them on the flanks, which I thought was key. We just weren't able to put one away tonight."
UCF will continue American Athletic Conference competition on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. when they welcome UConn to Orlando. The Huskies are currently 6-8-1 (2-5 AAC) on the season, most recently falling to South Florida in Tampa, by a score of 2-1.
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