UCF Women's Soccer Hyped for Home Opener

Aug 29, 2013


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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The UCF Soccer Complex is the place to be Friday night as the women's and men's soccer teams hold a home-opening double header. The No. 17 women will host Tennessee at 6 p.m. before the men take on FAU.

A ticket to the women's match is good for entry to the men's game, as well. Fans who pre-ordered their soccer scarf will be able to pick it up before the women's game, and scarves will also be sold on site for $30. It serves as one-general admission seat to all 2013 regular season home matches.

UCF (2-0) is coming off a stellar opening weekend that saw the Knights outscore their opponents 5-0 to win the No Ka Oi Tournament championship in Hawaii. Junior Carleigh Williams was selected as the American Athletic Conference Defender of the Week, and senior Marissa Diggs was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week following the shutout victories.

Although Friday's match will mark the first meeting of UCF and Tennessee on the pitch, the teams do have ties in the form of UCF forward Tatiana Coleman. Coleman played against the Lady Vols in 2011 and 2012 in an Auburn uniform.

Tennessee (1-1) has not won in the state of Florida since 2006.

NSCAA All-American forward Hannah Wilkinson, who led the Lady Vols in goal scoring with eight in 2012, is back for her junior season. Freshman Amalie Thestrup just returned to the team after competing with Denmark's U19 squad in the UEFA European Women's U19 Championship.

UCF students who attend the game will receive 2,500 Knightmare rewards points. Students can then redeem those points for prizes in the KnightmareRewards.com rewards store. Throughout the year, Knightmare Rewards will give UCF students an opportunity to win great prizes and experiences, including UCF memorabilia, apparel, benefits at UCF athletic events and much more. All UCF students are automatically enrolled in the program, but need to confirm their account on KnightmareRewards.com to activate it.

Fans can stick around after the game for an autograph session with the Knights.



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