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Knights Battle to Draw with Pirates

Orlando, Fla.- The Knights had a hard-fought 1-1 draw against East Carolina on Sunday afternoon. For the first time this season, UCF (2-2-1) went into overtime.
The Black and Gold's offense was on fire, putting up 23 total shots, 8 of which were on net. Early on, few were on target by in the 43rd minute Ellie Moreno broke the scoreless tie on a header assisted by Sarai Linder to give the Knights the lead. UCF's defense locked ECU (1-3-2) down for much of the game, only giving up seven total shots.
The Pirates would knot the game up at one when Madie Knaggs scored in the 80th minute.
Goalkeeper Caroline Delisle played well, making four saves, including a stellar save to keep the score at 1-1 late in overtime.

  • Sunday's match was the first draw since the Knights 0-0 draw against UConn on October 20th, 2019.
  • UCF leads the all-time series against ECU 12-2-3.
  • Moreno's goal was her second of the season.
  • UCF had seven more corners than ECU, outnumbering them 12-5.

The Knights will return home to the UCF Soccer Complex to host East Carolina on March 14, kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
The UCF Soccer Complex will allow 25 percent of total fan capacity at home matches this season. No ticket is required for entry as matches are free to attend. Masks are required and must be worn while in the venue and on campus.
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