Women's Soccer Advances On PK's in NCAA First Round

RALEIGH, N.C. – The UCF women's soccer team is moving on after a thrilling 1-1 (4-2) victory over eighth-seeded NC State on Sunday afternoon at Dail Soccer Stadium.

The only goals in the match were on penalty kicks and Darya Rajaee had the two most consequential goals.

The first half saw NC State have most of the possession, but despite the lack of possession the Knights matched the Wolfpack's six shots.

American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year Caroline DeLisle made two huge saves in the half to keep the Wolfpack off the board.

Mallory Olsson had a great chance right outside the box but the NC State keeper Maria Echezzareta made a spectacular save.

In the 53rd minute, NC State was awarded a penalty kick and they took a 1-0 lead after Annika Wohner scored on it.

In the 72nd minute, Kristen Scott was fouled in the box and awarded with a PK. Rajaee took it and put it in the back of the net for the equalizer.

Ninety minutes wasn't enough to decide the match as it went into overtime.

A couple of chances for either team were put away by each back line in the first overtime period.

Nothing was doing for either side in the second overtime period and the match had to be decided on penalty kicks.

DeLisle made two huge saves to get UCF the lead and Rajaee netted the game winner to send UCF to the second round of the NCAA Tournament where the Knights will face off against No. 1 overall seed UCLA. The match is slated for a 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT start from Wallis Annenberg Stadium.