Oct. 19, 2013
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By Jennifer Clark
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DALLAS, Texas - (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF men’s soccer team played toe-to-toe with SMU, but finished in a 0-0 draw on Saturday night at Westcott Field.
The Knights extend their unbeaten streak to five and move to 5-4-4 overall after facing the Mustangs, who are now 3-8-2 this season. Both squads are even-keeled in The American Athletic Conference, boasting 2-1-2 records.
“I just encouraged our players to battle through a strong SMU team,” head coach Bryan Cunningham said. “In the end, it was a fair result for both teams. There were a lot of momentum changes, and neither team found the back of net. We had plenty of chances and just couldn’t capitalize, but we were still able to get our point against a good SMU team.”
The scoreless, double overtime match would run 110 minutes, as SMU outshot UCF 24 to 12; 21-9 in regulation. Both teams put four shots on the net, while SMU held a 7-4 corner kick advantage.
Sebastian Evers guarded the net for UCF, while Jaime Ibarra held keeper’s duties for SMU. Both protectors tallied four saves in the match, including two apiece in overtime play.
UCF will face its final road test in the coming week as the Knights travel to Tampa on Wednesday, October 23 to face USF at 7:30 p.m. before closing out the regular season with two remaining home matches versus Temple (10/27) and Rutgers (11/2).