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Oct. 25, 2013

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By Jennifer Clark
UCFKnights.com
 

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF men's soccer will look to extend its unbeaten streak to seven when it hosts Temple in the first of its final two regular-season matches. With two American Athletic Conference matches remaining, the Knights will square off against the Owls on Sunday at UCF Soccer Complex at 1 p.m.

After defeating USF, 1-0, on the road, UCF jumped to No. 2 in The American standings. The Knights will look to carry that momentum through Sunday's matchup, their first against Temple, and Fans can follow live stats via GameTracker on UCFKnights.com, while Twitter updates can be found by following @UCF_MSoccer. Tickets will be available outside the stadium on gameday.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
• The Knights are 4-2-1 at home this season.
• UCF has shutout an opponent six times this season.
• UCF is now 6-4-4 for the season under Bryan Cunningham, and 3-1-2 in The American.
• UCF holds a strong edge over its opponents in goals scored per game (1.14), shot percentage (.115), and shots on goal percentage (.388).
• Forward Romario Williams leads UCF and ranks second in The American in points (16), points per game (1.14), goals (7) and goals per game (.500).
• The sophomore leads the conference in game-winning goals with five on the season (.357).
• Senior goalkeeper Sebastian Evers tops The American in goals against average (.505) and saves (31, .861). He's currently fifth in shutouts per game (5, .357) and eighth in saves per game (.221).

SCOUTING THE OWLS
• The Owls are 3-3-1 in away games this season, and 1-1-1 in league matches.
• Temple has recorded eight shutouts this season, but just one against a conference opponent (1-0 vs. Rutgers).
• Temple is 9-3-3 overall and 2-1-3 and The American. 
• The Owls outnumber their opponents in goals scored per game (.120), shot percentage (.097), shots on goal percentage (.422) and assists (15).
• Sophomore midfielder Jared Martinelli leads Temple in goals (6), points (15), shots (42), assists (3), shots on goal (22) and game-winning goals (4).
• Keeper Dan Scheck ranks second in The American, behind Sebastian Evers, in goals against average (.657) and saves (.859).
• Scheck also ranks second in saves per game (.423), while topping the conference in shutouts per game (.538).

UP NEXT
• UCF closes out its regular-season versus Rutgers at UCF Soccer Complex on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.


 

 

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