Orlando, Fla. – The UCF women's soccer (2-1-0) team dropped a 2-0 decision at home against LSU (4-0-0) on Sunday afternoon, the first loss of the Knight season. After opening the season with back-to-back shutouts, the Tigers' two goals are the first goals scored against UCF this fall.
"I think this is just part of the season – its never going to be perfect, and there's going to be challenges," Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said after the match. "I think it's good that we're meeting opponents as good as LSU so we can learn a lot about ourselves, so we'll think of it is a positive thing."
LSU's Molly Thompson got the scoring started in the 22nd minute to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. That score would stick going into the half. Tinaya Alexander would score three minutes into the second half to make it a 2-0 game and that lead would hold until the end.
UCF goalkeeper Caroline DeLisle made eight saves on the day, a season-high. LSU kept the pressure on her with 10 shots on goal and 16 shots total. UCF's offense was never able to truly get going as LSU's pressure only resulted in two shots on goal.
- This marks UCF's first loss to LSU, making the all-time series record 1-1-1.
- LSU forced 11 corners to the Knights four and outshot the Knights 16-10.
- The Black and Gold only put two of their 10 shots on frame, while the Tigers finished with 10 shots on goal.
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