UCF Women's Soccer Releases 2014 Schedule


July 2, 2014

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By Jenna Marina
UCFKnights.com

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Coming off one of its most successful seasons in school history, the UCF women's soccer team announced its 2014 fall schedule Wednesday. Fans will have many opportunities to watch one of the nation's top teams compete as the Knights are slated to play nine regular season home matches at the UCF Soccer Complex.

The reigning American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champions, who have earned seven-straight NCAA Tournament berths, are ready to make a push once again toward the College Cup. The Knights return eight starters and all five of their top goal and point scorers from 2013 when the team rattled off an impressive school-record 18-match unbeaten streak.

"The goal was to develop an extremely competitive schedule that prepares us for the level of play in both the American Conference and beyond," UCF head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said. "We went into creating the 2014 schedule with the mindset of seeking out quality opponents from some of the top conferences in the country. Early on we will face some tough ACC, SEC, Big 12 and Pac-12 opponents, and I'm confident it will pay dividends as the season progresses. I hope to see and hear our fans out supporting their team this fall, as we fight to bring more trophies back to UCF."

UCF, who is presented by Napleton's Volkswagen, officially opens the season on the road at Florida Gulf Coast on Aug. 22 before hosting Miami two days later. The Knights and Hurricanes last met on UCF's turf during the 2012 NCAA Tournament first round in a thrilling shootout that saw the Knights prevail.

UCF then travels Aug. 29 to defending SEC Tournament champions Texas A&M, who advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 a season ago.

With the exception of a Sept. 5 matchup against Florida Atlantic, the Knights will spend roughly three weeks on the road before enjoying a three-game homestand in mid-September. During the stretch, UCF will welcome Oregon State (Sept. 12), Long Beach State (Sept. 19) and Ole Miss (Sept. 21) just before the start of league play.

UCF kicks off its conference season away at rival Memphis on Sept. 25 and hits Tulsa (Sept. 28) before holding its first conference weekend in Orlando against SMU (Oct. 3) and Houston (Oct. 5).

The Knights travel to rival USF this year on Oct. 10 after setting a school attendance record in a 2-1 victory a year ago against the Bulls at the UCF Soccer Complex in their first American game.

UCF closes out the regular season at home against ECU and Cincinnati before the first rounds of conference championship play start on Oct. 31. This year's semifinals and finals will be held at USF's Corbett Soccer Stadium in Tampa.

The winner of the American Athletic Conference Championship will receive an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. UCF has clinched 10 tournament crowns in program history, including last year's instant-classic shootout over Rutgers in front of a raucous home crowd.

Season tickets are now available for $30, good for one-general admission seat to all 2014 regular season home matches. As a bonus, season-ticket holders will also receive a special soccer scarf. The GOLD Pass, which includes one general admission seat for all home men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball, softball, women's basketball and track & field events, is available for $90. For more information on how to purchase tickets, visit UCFKnights.com or call 407-UCF-1000.

 

 

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