Women’s Soccer Set to Host Texas in Season Opener

ORLANDO, Fla. – The UCF women's soccer team is ready to officially kick off the 2021 campaign as the Knights host Texas for a 6 p.m. first kick at the UCF Soccer Complex.

UCF looks to even the all-time record with Texas, which currently stands as 1-2-0 in favor of the Longhorns. The last time the two squads met in 2018, the contest went to double OT before the Knights fell 2-1.

The Knights return experience at every position from a season ago, of the 21 returnees on the roster, 10 players return with starting experience in more than half of the games from a season ago. The squad is highlighted by the 2021 Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year and Preseason All-Conference honoree, Caroline DeLisle. UCF also welcomes back 2020-21 American Athletic Conference Second Team All-Conference honorees Madison Murnin and Ellie Moreno, as well as AAC All-Rookie member Katie Bradley.

The Black and Gold finished the preseason with a 2-0 victory over Miami and scored twice in thirty minutes during a weather exhibition against Florida Atlantic. Dayana Martin contributed both goals in the match against FAU, while Maggie Jenkins and Kailey Scott each supplied a goal against Miami.

Last season, Texas posted a 7-5 record to finish sixth in the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns lone preseason contest, walked away with a 3-0 victory over Abilene Christian in their lone preseason exhibition of the 2021 campaign.

The UCF women's soccer team is set to begin their ninth season under Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak in 2021. Tickets are on sale for the 2021 season, click here to purchase single game and season tickets.

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