UCF Hosts Houston in First Round of the AAC Tournament

Houston at UCF
1 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 3 | Cincinnati, Ohio
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 ORLANDO, Fla. ( – The 2019 American Athletic Conference championship has been set – the UCF women's soccer team earned the third seed in the tournament which gives the Knights (10-3-4, 4-2-3 AAC) the right to host the Houston Cougars (6-13, 3-6 AAC) first round at the UCF Soccer Complex.

The last time these two teams met on the pitch, the Knights downed Houston on the road with a trio of goals from Mollie Rouse, Zandy Soree and Kristen Scott. UCF outshot the Cougars 19-7 in the contest, with 11 shots on goal.

No. 3 Seed UCF

  • Last time out, Caroline DeLisle had a career game against the South Florida Bulls, picking up a career-high 10 saves on her way to earning her ninth clean sheet of the year.
  • Ellie Moreno netted her second game winner of the 2019 campaign with her 43rd minute goal to secure the War on I-4 victory.
  • Kristen Scott and Zandy Soree anchor the Knights attack, combining for 15 goals and one assist on the season.
  • Goalkeeper Caroline DeLisle is second in the conference in goals against average (0.50), save percentage (.852) and shutouts with nine.

No. 6 Seed Houston

  • Houston enters the AAC Championship tournament as the number six seed, winning three of four matches to end conference play.
  • The Cougars have been outscored 38-23, scoring an average of 1.21 goals compared to opponents 2.00 goals per game.
  • Desiree Bowen and Jazmin Grant lead the way for the Cougars offense, each with four goals. Bowen leads the team in points with 13, while Grand has 11.
  • Samantha Cude has 11 appearances in net for Houston, making 50 saves and allowing 18 goals in the regular season.

The American Athletic Conference Championship

  • The tournament features a single-elimination format with the first round on Sunday, Nov. 3. Memphis will host the semifinals on Nov. 7 and the final on Nov. 10.
  • Third-seeded UCF hosts No. 6 seed Houston, while Cincinnati, seeded fourth, entertains fifth-seeded SMU. Both matches are scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern starts.
  • Top seed Memphis and second-seeded USF earned byes into the semifinals. The semifinals and finals will be hosted by Memphis.
  • Tickets for the first round at the UCF Soccer Complex can be purchased here.
  • For More on the 2019 American Championship, visit the championship central.

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