UCF Falls in American Championship Semifinal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women's soccer team (11-4-4, 5-2-2 AAC) saw it's American Athletic Conference Championship run come to an end after a 2-1 loss at the hands of the South Florida Bulls (13-4, 7-2 AAC) in the semifinal round of the tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Friday evening.

Nearly scoring the first goal of the match, Ellie Moreno and Kristen Scott connected to beat the USF goalkeeper in the 15th minute but the attack was called offside. The Bulls offense retaliated with a pair of goals from Evelyn Veins, the Co-Offensive Player of the Year in The American, to claim a 2-0 lead just after halftime.

Elise Legrout cut the lead in half after burying a penalty kick after Ellie Moreno earned a foul in the 18-yard box in the 69th minute of the match. The Knights goal would come too late as they were unable to equalize before the final whistle sounded.

Standout Stats

  • The Knights put up four shots on goal, compared to the seven on goal from South Florida.
  • Elise Legrout's 69th minute penalty kick goal was her first this season.
  • Caroline DeLisle made five saves against the Bulls, three came from the first half.
  • The Bulls two goals ties the most the Knights have allowed all season. The only other time the UCF defense has allowed two goals was on Sept. 1 against George Mason.

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