OXFORD, Miss. – Earning their second win in a row and third shutout of the year, the No. 17 UCF women's soccer team (4-2-0) defeated Ole Miss (3-1-2) on the road in Oxford, 3-0 to even the all-time series at 2-2-1.
"We withstood a lot of set pieces from Ole Miss, but the team was very strong defensively tonight," Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said after the match. "Scoring three goals and earning a shutout tonight, I couldn't be a more happy and proud coach."
It took the Knights 48 minutes to break the stalemate, as Ellie Moreno put a shot on goal that found the back of the net after a shot attempt from Talia Gabarra was deflected and landed at Moreno's feet.
In the 73rd minute of the contest, Ariel Young netted her first career goal as a Knight. The goal came after a corner kick, as Young took a shot on the loose ball in the box, rifling it past the Ole Miss keeper to double the UCF lead.
Mallory Olsson joined the fun just five minutes later, scoring her second goal of the season on a cross from Kristen Scott, and extending the Knights lead to 3-0 to seal the victory.
- Head Coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak moves to 148-91-36 on her career, and 95-41-17 as the head coach at UCF
- Ellie Moreno and Ariel Young's goals were their first of the 2021 campaign and Young's first of her career.
- Kristen Scott picked up a point on an assist on Mallory Olsson's goal, giving her nine points on the year.
- Despite winning the game by three goals, UCF was out shot 17-10 and 7-6 on shots on goal.
- The shutout is Caroline DeLisle's third of the 2021 season and 15th in her career.
- The Knights are now 2-1 against SEC opponents in 2021, outscoring them 5-2
The Knights return home to take on the No. 2 team in the country, North Carolina. The two programs are no strangers on the pitch, having played 23 times previously. The last time they met came in 2018 as the Black and Gold fell 1-0.
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