ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Fresh off its Conference USA Championship victory, the No. 20 UCF women's soccer team (17-4-1) will host Miami (9-7-3) in the NCAA Tournament first round on Saturday at 6 p.m. EST at the UCF Soccer Complex.
If the Knights advance, they will meet the winner of a first-round match between No. 2 seed Florida (17-4-1) and Florida Gulf Coast (14-3-3). The second round and Sweet 16 will be held Nov. 16-18, and UCF has advanced to the second round in its last five NCAA Championships.
"It's nice to be able to host a first round against a very strong Miami team, who we beat 1-0 in overtime earlier this year. We know it's going to be a tough battle," UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell said. "We've had the shutout-win streak going. Winning on the road, especially in El Paso is not easy. We'll have to buckle down and get some good training in this week after we recover."
UCF is making its 17th NCAA Championship appearance and sixth in a row. Last season, the Knights advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time since 1987.
The Knights have already faced Miami once this year at home and walked away with a 1-0 overtime win thanks to forward Nicolette Radovcic's golden goal.
Tickets to Saturday's matchup for adults are $8, while admission for college students with a school identification card, youth (2-17) and seniors (55+) is $5. The first 100 UCF students with their student ID will receive free admission.
Fans attending the game can park for free in Garage F across from the UCF Soccer Complex. Gates to the UCF Soccer Complex will open at 5 p.m. Click here or call (407) UCF-1000 to purchase tickets.