UCF Reschedules Matches Postponed By Hurricane Wilma

GO KNIGHTS C-USA rescheduled UCF's matches against East Carolina and South Carolina.
C-USA rescheduled UCF's matches against East Carolina and South Carolina.

Oct. 27, 2005

ORLANDO - Conference USA announced on Thursday the rescheduling of the two UCF men's soccer matches that were postponed last weekend due to the threat of Hurricane Wilma.

On Nov. 4, UCF will host East Carolina at 7 p.m. before facing South Carolina for the regular season finale on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. Both matches are scheduled to be played at the UCF Soccer Complex.

Because of the change, C-USA athletics directors and senior woman administrators voted to approve a recommendation made by the men's soccer coaches to change the format of this year's C-USA Men's Soccer Championship. Originally, the top four seeds would have served as the hosts for the quarterfinal matches during the weekend of Nov. 4-6. Since only eight teams advance to the conference championship, this option allowed for these matches to be rescheduled and thus, a fair and competitive advantage to the teams.

The Golden Knights, who sit in ninth place in the C-USA standings with a 1-3-1 mark in conference play and a 6-5-1 overall record, will also have the chance to recognize the accomplishments of the team's four seniors prior to the final home game.

"I am very happy that the conference was able to reschedule the games," said UCF first-year head coach Brent Erwin. "It gives us our fans the chance to see our final home matches of the season and gives us the opportunity to earn a berth to the C-USA Tournament."

Due to the change, the 2005 Men's Soccer Championship will be played at the campus site of the regular season champion. Quarterfinal matches will be played on Nov. 9. First match will kickoff at 1 p.m., followed by 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET matches. The semifinals will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 11 and the championship match will start at 2 p.m. ET on Nov. 13. The C-USA men's soccer championship will be shown live nationally on CSTV.

Entering the final regular season weekend for the other eight teams, SMU is poised to clinch the regular season title after winning its first seven C-USA matches this season. The Mustangs must win at least one of their weekend matches against East Carolina or South Carolina. USC is the only other team within striking distance, but must win its next four matches and count on SMU to lose both this weekend.