Top-10 Road Matchup Awaits UCF Women's Soccer

GO KNIGHTS Connie Organ has helped UCF secure three of its four shutouts this season.
Connie Organ has helped UCF secure three of its four shutouts this season.

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The No. 8 UCF women's soccer team is in for a showdown with another top-10 team this weekend when the squad travels to No. 6 Boston College. The two teams will meet for the first time in eight years Sunday at noon at the Newton Soccer Field.

The Knights (5-1-0) last faced the Eagles (5-0-1) in the second round of the 2004 NCAA Tournament when BC walked away with a 2-1 victory. UCF is making its first trip to Boston since 1983.

"They've always had good teams," UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell said. "I respect what their coach is doing. I actually ran a half marathon with her two years ago, so we're friends. I know what she's up to up there and she's got a very good team. They tied Stanford. That would be a great away win to pick up, but we know it's going to be a battle."

Earlier this week, UCF rose to No. 8 in the NSCAA standings to match the 2009 squad for the highest ranking during the Cromwell era, which dates back to her first year in 1999.

Sunday's game features two Hermann Trophy Watch List candidates: Boston College senior midfielder Kristen Mewis and UCF senior forward Tishia Jewell. This marks UCF's third opponent of the season that has boasted at least one Hermann Trophy hopeful.

Jewell was named this week's Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week after lifting UCF to an overtime win against Georgia with her first goal of the season. She helped sweep the weekly awards as UCF sophomore Madison Barney was lauded as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for the part she played in back-to-back shutout wins last weekend.

The Knights are riding a three-game win streak into Sunday's game while the Eagles have not lost a game yet this season. The game could be a low-scoring affair as the Knights have held their opponents to two goals this season while Boston College has limited its opponents to four.

Fans can follow the action online via gametracker. 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



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