No. 9 Women's Soccer Gears Up for UCF Tournament


GO KNIGHTS Carleigh Williams has started in every game this year.
GO KNIGHTS
Carleigh Williams has started in every game this year.
GO KNIGHTS

Aug. 30, 2012

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By Jenna Marina
UCFAthletics.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 9 UCF women's soccer team continues its four-match homestand this weekend when the Knights host Dartmouth, Georgia and USF at the UCF Tournament.

UCF will face Dartmouth on Friday at 7:30 p.m. following USF and Georgia's tournament-opening match at 5 p.m. The Knights will then face Georgia on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. after the USF-Dartmouth matchup scheduled for noon.

The first 50 UCF students to attend Friday's game against Dartmouth will receive a free soccer scarf. On Sunday, the team will take part in a post-game autograph session.

The Knights (3-1-0) are riding high thanks to their thrilling overtime-win against No. 12 Miami on Sunday following their 1-0 loss to now-top ranked Florida State on Friday. If recent history is any indicator, UCF rebounds well following a loss to a ranked opponent.

In each season since 2008, UCF has strung together unbeaten streaks of at least five games following a loss to a ranked team. Last year, the Knights suffered their first loss of the year to No. 17 Wake Forest before rattling off a six-match undefeated stretch.

Georgia (3-1-0) returns nine starters from the 2011 squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round, including All-South Region selections Alex Newfield and Ashley Baker. Bella Hartley currently leads the team with three goals and six points through the Bulldogs' first four outings. Georgia is currently ranked eighth in the NSCAA South Region.

Dartmouth has yet to play a game in 2012 but comes to Orlando with an experienced team of eight returning starters and 17 letterwinners from last year's squad. The Big Green has advanced to 10 NCAA Tournaments in program history but has not earned a berth to the Big Dance since 2003.

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.


 

 

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