Knights Ready for South Florida in AAC Championship Semi-Final

UCF vs South Florida

5:30 p.m. ET | Thursday, Nov. 7 | Memphis, Tennessee

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women's soccer team travels to Memphis to continue the American Athletic Conference Championship on Thursday. The third-seeded Knights (11-3-4, 5-2-2 AAC) will take on second-seeded South Florida (12-4, 7-2 AAC), who earned a bye in the first round of the tournament.
The last time the two teams met on the pitch, on Oct. 31 to close the regular season, the Knights snagged a 1-0 victory thanks to a first-half goal from freshman Ellie Moreno and a 10 save performance from Caroline DeLisle in goal for UCF.
No. 3 Seed UCF

  • In the opening round of The American Championship, UCF scored five goals against the sixth-seeded Houston at the UCF Soccer Complex.
  • Dayana Martin netted a brace, while Jessica Taylor, Ellie Moreno, and Darya Rajaee were each responsible for a goal each.
  • The Knights defensive unit hasn't allowed more than one goal since Sept. 1 at George Mason in a 2-2 draw in Fairfax, Va.
  • Caroline DeLisle has accounted for 10 clean sheets in the 2019 slate, including the 10-save performance in the War on I-4 match up against USF a week ago.
  • Leading the Knights attack, Kristen Scott has eight goals on the season, followed closely by senior Zandy Soree with seven goals and one assist.

No. 2 Seed South Florida

  • The two-seeded South Florida Bulls earned a first-round bye to advance to the semi-final of the American Athletic Conference Championship. The Bulls finished the regular season 12-4, 7-2 in league play.
  • Co-Offensive Player of the Year in The American, Evelyne Veins leads USF with 16 goals on the season. The next closest goal scorers are Andrea Hauksdottir and Aubrey Megrath with four apiece.
  • In goal for most conference matches, Sydney Martinez has made 24 saves and allowed six goals on the season
  • As a team, South Florida has outscored their opponents 33 to 15 – averaging 2.06 goals per match compared to their opponents 0.94 goals per match.

The American Athletic Conference Accolades

  • Anchoring the defense for the Black and Gold, Konya Plummer was named Defensive Player of the Year by the American Athletic Conference. Plummer also earned First Team All-Conference honors.
  • Receiving Second Team All-Conference honors, Zandy Soree and Kristen Scott have combined for 15 goals and an assist for UCF.
  • Three freshman were recognized by The American with All-Rookie Team selections. Caroline DeLisle played every minute in goal for the Knights during league play, only allowing three goals to conference opponents.
  • Ellie Moreno and Ally Gudorf were also named to the All-Rookie team. Moreno scored the game-winner in the War on I-4 against USF on Oct. 31, while Gudorf was a nuisance to opposing teams all season long and picked up two assists in the first round of the AAC Championship.

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