Orlando – The UCF women's soccer team lost a heartbreaker Thursday night in the War on I-4 to South Florida in double overtime by a score of 2-1.
The two teams dealt with not one, but two weather delays in Thursday's contest. The first one pushed the start back by an hour and five minutes.
The Bulls dominated possession for the first 25 minutes resulting in a goal in the 23rd minute to give them a 1-0 lead. The two teams were then hit with the second weather delay of the evening, this time it only lasting about 40 minutes.
When the Knights got back on the pitch, a switch was flipped. Dayana Martin checked into the game and instantly changed the momentum. Her spark led the Knights to tie the game in the 36th minute after she buried one in the back of the net, her first of the 2021 campaign.
With five minutes to go in regulation, Caroline DeLisle made an incredible save to keep things knotted at 1-1
Once the game went to overtime, South Florida regained control of possession. UCF thwarted some Bulls chances in the first OT but could not stop them in the second OT as the Bulls netted the game winner with 50 seconds left in the game.
- The Knights' 0-3-1 start in American Athletic Conference play marks the first time UCF has been winless in through four conference matches.
- UCF took 21 shots in the contest, most in a game in the 2021 campaign.
- Caroline DeLisle made three saves in the match, moving to 142 career saves.
The Knights return to the UCF Soccer Complex to play host to Tulsa for another American Athletic Conference contest on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.
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