UCF Women's Soccer Has Found Rhythm in Attack Game

GO KNIGHTS Jennifer Martin is UCF's second-leading goal scorer with eight goals this season.
Jennifer Martin is UCF's second-leading goal scorer with eight goals this season.

Nov. 7, 2012

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - When the No. 18 UCF women's soccer team takes the field, they sure do know how to put on a show.

"You can't shut us down by focusing in on one player," UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell said. "We score from every dimension and in every way."

The Knights boast 10 players who have scored multiple goals this season, including four players who have netted at least seven. And it is not just the forwards who are getting in on the action.

Cromwell pointed to defenders Ashley Nicol and Bianca Joswiak, who both own at least five assists this season. Defensive midfielders Madison Barney and Sophie Howard have been an asset as well in creating scoring opportunities as both were recognized on the All-Conference USA Second Team and Freshman Team, respectively.

The forwards possess the most dangerous attack among the conference and are near the top of the nation's best. The Knights' scoring offense (2.41 goals per game) ranks 12th in the country.

Senior Tishia Jewell registers at 13th in the country for total assists (10) and fellow captain Nicolette Radovcic is 12th for her five game-winning goals this year, which ranks among UCF's top-five single-season leaders.

Junior forward Kristina Trujic was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team after scoring both goals in UCF's 2-0 win versus SMU in the semifinals, and sophomore forward Jennifer Martin is coming on strong as of late. Heading into the C-USA Tournament, Martin was riding a five-match scoring streak and capped the championship win over Tulsa with the Knights' second goal to deliver UCF's first tournament title.

UCF's high-octane offense will be on display at home Saturday when the Knights host Miami in the NCAA Tournament first round at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase prior to the matchup by clicking this link or by calling (407) UCF-1000. Free parking for the game is available in Garage F across from the UCF Soccer Complex.

For fans who can't make it to the game, a free webcast will air online here.

The Knights are making their 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, more than any other program in the state of Florida.



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