GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the first road trip of the UCF women's soccer young season, the No. 19 Knights (2-0-0) earned their second shutout victory in as many games, defeating Florida (0-2-1) in Gainesville Thursday evening. The 2-0 victory also marks the third straight shutout victory over Florida, dating back to 2018.
The Black and Gold earned the early lead as Trescott Shamlou battled through the opposing back line, collected the loose ball, and scored her first goal of the season just 14 minutes into the contest.
UCF continued to put pressure on Florida as Maggie Jenkins earned a foul in the penalty box in two straight games, just past the 40-minute mark. Darya Rajaee stepped up to the spot and buried the penalty kick for her second goal of the season.
- The third straight victory over the Gators comes after a 3-0 win at home in 2018 and 2-0 victory on the road in 2019
- Trescott Shamlou is the fourth Knight to tally a goal through two games
- Darya Rajaee's 41st minute penalty kick goal was her second in two games and her third of her collegiate career
- Reigning American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, Caroline DeLisle earned her second clean sheet of the 2021 campaign, making five saves in the contest
- The last time UCF started a non-conference schedule 2-0 was in 2012, when the Knights finished 17-5-2, won the C-USA Championship tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Postgame Thoughts with Coach Tiff
"What a great game tonight, I'm so proud of the team," said Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak after the second straight shutout of the season. "Credit to the Gators, they put us under so much pressure, but we dealt with the grind and came out with the shutout and two goals! Just credit to our whole team because it really was a team win tonight – I'm just really, really proud, so hopefully we can just keep this rolling."
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