Oct. 14, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jennifer Clark
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - After defeating American Athletic Conference foe Memphis, 1-0, Wednesday at the UCF Soccer Complex, the UCF men's soccer team will host its final non-conference match against Georgia State.
The Tuesday-night match marks the 11th meeting between UCF and Georgia State. The Knights own seven victories in the all-time series (7-3), last defeating the Panthers, 2-1, in a double overtime thriller in 2004.
"It's an important game because we want to close out the non-conference schedule right," head coach Bryan Cunningham said following Monday's practice. "Georgia State presents an obstacle for us. They're on a bit of a tear lately and its important to them, too, because they're an independent now, to win as many games as possible to get into the NCAA and get an at-large bid. I think it's going to be a good matchup, and hopefully our players understand the importance of the match."
Tickets to the contest will be available outside the soccer complex prior to the match. Live statistics and video will be available at UCFKnights.com.
A LOOK AT THE KNIGHTS
- UCF is currently 4-4-3 overall and 2-2-1 in conference play.
- The Knights are 3-2-1 in home matches this season, earning victories over FIU, Stetson, and Memphis.
- Eight Knights have played in each of UCF's 11 games this season.
- UCF has remained unbeaten in its past three matches thanks in large part to Romario Williams, who scored his team-best sixth goal of the season against the Tigers on a free kick from 20 yards out.
- The sophomore ranks first in The American in goals (6) and goals per game (0.55/gpg) and third in points (13). Williams also lead's the league in game-winning goals with four to-date .
- After missing five games due to injury, Sebastian Evers showed up and notched five saves against Memphis in his first home match since Sept. 8.
- Evers has recorded 10 saves in the Knights' last two matches against UCONN and Memphis, to rank No. 2 in the league in save percentage (.846), while finishing third in shutouts per game (0.50/g).
- Overall, UCF is currently third in The American standings following just behind UCONN and league leader Louisville
SCOUTING THE PANTHERS
- The Panthers are 5-5-1 this season.
- GSU topped its last opponent, Georgia Southern, 2-1 on Friday following a pair of goals from Amiri Abrham and Andy Anglade. Keeper CJ Cochran recorded nine stops for the Panthers.
- With the win, the panthers extended their winning streak to four matches and are unbeaten in their last six matches.
- Three Panthers have scored three goals this season - Stephen McGill, Amiri Abraham, and Jamal Keene.
- UCF returns to the road as the men's soccer team travels to Dallas, Texas to face SMU on Saturday, October 19.
- The Knights will then face instate rival South Florida for a midweek showdown in Tampa on Wednesday, October 23.