ORLANDO – The UCF women's soccer team kept a clean sheet and picked up a massive three points in a 1-0 victory against SMU on Sunday at the UCF Soccer Complex.
"I can't ask for anything else coming back from injury, to be back out there it was fun," Kristen Scott said after her match-winning goal. "We started with momentum from the jump and we got the better of SMU."
The first half was filled with chances from both teams, as the Knights consistently put pressure on the SMU backline. Dayana Martin was the center of the UCF attack early on, having a shot blocked by the Mustangs goalkeeper in the sixth minute.
The half became a midfield battle until Scott was subbed on in the 25th minute. The Knights found their attacking edge and found their goal in the 36th minute. She dispossessed the SMU defender following a Kelis Barton pass that set her free and took it with her left, slotting it into the back of the net for her fourth goal in the campaign.
The Black and Gold kept the Mustangs late surge at bay, keeping the lead at one going into the break.
The second half started much like the first, with the Knights looking for the second early on, Martin again found herself with space in the box and had a shot saved before a deflection off an SMU defender found the post.
The UCF defense shinned today, not allowing a single shot on goal from the Mustangs, as Caroline DeLisle picked up her 23rd career clean sheet.
The Knights move to 4-2-4 on the season and stay unbeaten in conference play, with two wins and a draw.
UCF will stay at home, hosting Cincinnati on Thursday at 3 p.m.