No. 6 UCF Women's Soccer Suffers Setback at Memphis

GO KNIGHTS Carleigh Williams assisted the Knights' lone goal against Memphis.
Carleigh Williams assisted the Knights' lone goal against Memphis.

Sept. 21, 2012

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By Jenna Marina

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( - Despite a first-half lead, the No. 6 UCF women's soccer team couldn't hang on in its 2-1 overtime loss at Memphis in the Conference USA opener on Friday night. UCF's unbeaten streak was snapped at five as the Knights (6-2-1, 0-1 C-USA) lost their first overtime match in four years.

Senior forward Nicolette Radovcic rolled her scoring streak to three games when she put UCF on the board in the 42nd minute. Defender Carleigh Williams forwarded a ball to Andrea Rodrigues, who played a ball into the box to Radovcic, who beat goalkeeper Christa Strickland to the left.

Memphis (5-3, 1-0 C-USA) netted the equalizer in the 70th minute when Sarah Daane sent a laser into the left post from 20 yards away.

UCF keeper Lianne Maldonado came up with three more saves throughout the next 20 minutes to force the game into overtime.

Radovcic attacked first in the extra period at 91:39, but her shot was blocked. The Tigers capitalized less than 20 seconds later when Christabel Oduro played a ball into the box to Kylie Davis, who finished to the right post from 10 yards out.

Up next, the Knights travel to UAB on Sunday for a 1 p.m. matchup.

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