UCF Plays to Scoreless Draw in Shortened Game

GO KNIGHTS Shawn Doyle made three saves for his first career shutout Saturday.
Shawn Doyle made three saves for his first career shutout Saturday.

Sept. 12, 2009

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After playing to a tie through 70 minutes Saturday night on the road, the UCF men's soccer team settled for a 0-0 draw at Jacksonville when the game was called in the 71st minute due to inclement weather and unplayable conditions.

The Knights move to 2-1-1 on the season and runs its unbeaten streak to three games.

"It was an excellent college soccer game, back and forth by both teams," said head coach Bryan Cunningham. "We hit the crossbar, they hit the crossbar, but unfortunately in the end the weather won tonight but we will come back ready to play on Friday night."

UCF had chances in the game with nine shots, but the Knights were unable to push across a goal for the first time this season. Junior Gianni Piccoletti (Bariloche, Argentina) led the Knights with three shots and now has a team-high 14 on the season.

Redshirt freshman Shawn Doyle (Ft. Myers, Fla.) saved three shots in the game and registered his first collegiate shutout.

UCF returns home for its next contest, hosting Houston Baptist in the second game of the UCF Fall Classic Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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2009 UCF Men's Soccer Game Summary
UCF (2-1-1) vs. Jacksonville (0-2-1)
Date: Sep 12, 2009 Attendance: 346
Weather: Dark & Rainy

Goals by period 1 2 Tot
UCF........................ 0 0 - 0
Jacksonville............... 0 0 - 0


Shots: UCF 9, Jacksonville 10
Saves: UCF 3 (Doyle, Shawn), Jacksonville 1

Match shortened in the 71st minute due to rain
Match is official as per NCAA rules
11-minute stoppage for rain in the second half



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