UCF Women's Soccer Hopes to Rebound on Road Trip

Sep 5, 2013

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The UCF women's soccer team looks to get back on track this weekend when the Knights take a short road trip to the USF Soccer Classic at Corbett Stadium in Tampa.

UCF (2-2-0) will not meet host and fellow American Athletic Conference member USF until later this season but instead will face North Florida on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Middle Tennessee on Sunday at noon.

The Knights aim to bounce back from back-to-back losses, which included an overtime heartbreaker to No. 3 Florida State in Tallahassee on Sunday.

UCF downed UNF, 3-1, last season in Orlando in the first meeting between the two programs. Despite their lack of history on the field, the two teams do have a special bond in the form of the Weber family. The late Julie Weber, a former UNF women's soccer player who passed away in April 2008 after a year-long battle with a rare form of cancer, was the sister of UCF soccer alum Alison Weber.

North Florida (1-2-1) welcome nine freshmen to the team and return 18 letterwinners, including eight of last year's starters. One of the newcomers is freshman goalkeeper Susie Ford.

UCF and Middle Tennessee will square off for the first time in history. The Blue Raiders (0-1-2) head into the weekend still looking for their first win of the season.

The 2012 Sun Belt Conference champion joined Conference USA during the summer. The team lost three of its top four goal scorers, returning Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Kate Loye. MT, who has 24 underclassmen (13 sophomores, 11 freshmen) is one of four Division I programs without a senior on its roster.

A video stream is not available this weekend, but fans can follow updates through live results and by following @UCF_WSoccer on Twitter.