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By Jenna Marina
NEWTON, Mass. (UCFAthletics.com) - Goals by senior Nicolette Radovcic and junior Kristina Trujic helped the No. 8 UCF women's soccer team take No. 6 Boston College to a 2-2 double overtime tie at Newton Soccer Field on Sunday.
The Knights (5-1-1), who extended their unbeaten streak to four games, are just the second opponent that Boston College (5-0-2) has allowed to score more than one goal this year.
With the tie, UCF now holds a 19-6-24 record under head coach Amanda Cromwell in overtime games and has not dropped an overtime match since 2008. Sunday's result also marked the first time in three years that the Knights either tied or won against a top-10 team. On Sept. 10, 2009, UCF upset No. 4 Florida State in double overtime, 1-0.
"It was important to get a result, so our girls have that confidence," Cromwell said. "Last night, one of the things I said to them was, `When you walk up to the plate, are you going to hit a homerun or strike out?' Today we talked about getting a result. We definitely had our ups and downs - we came from behind, we took the lead, we tied again -- and we might not have hit the homerun, but we played well enough to win and that's important. In the end we battled to get the result. It was a great game for the fans."
Boston College struck first as Kristen Mewis registered her fourth goal of the year from 22 yards away to the far post less than 20 minutes into the first period.
Facing a 1-0 deficit after halftime, the Knights jumpstarted things in the 68th minute when Radovcic had a give-and-go exchange with senior Bianca Joswiak inside the box. Radovcic buried the ball just under the crossbar to tie the game, 1-1.
Less than four minutes later, senior Tishia Jewell found Trujic in transition as Trujic managed to spin out of two defenders and capitalized on her opportunity. She scored from the top of the box to give the Knights a 2-1 edge with her second goal of the year.
The Eagles netted the equalizer with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation when Kate McCarthy rebounded Mewis' free kick for the score.
Ashley Nicol nearly lifted UCF to the win in double overtime with a look at the goal with just the keeper in front of her, but her attempt was kick-saved by Alexa Gaul.
UCF goalkeeper Lianne Maldonado played every minute of regulation, recording seven saves. Connie Organ subbed in for both overtime periods and came up with two saves to secure the tie.
UCF returns home Friday for its final non-conference game of the season when it hosts North Florida at 5 p.m.
Season tickets are available for UCF's remaining home games, beginning at $30. A complimentary soccer scarf comes with each purchase. The Gold Pass, which includes season tickets to all volleyball, men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, softball and track and field contests, is also available now. For more information and to place an order, call the UCF Ticket Office at (407) UCF-1000 or visit UCFAthletics.com.