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USF Falls 3-1 to No. 12 UCF in Opener
Team 1 2 OT Final
UCF 1 2 -- 3
USF 0 1 -- 1

 

By KY-SHON HEPBURN
Special to GoUSFBulls.com

TAMPA – The Bulls were unable to pull out a win in their regular season debut, Friday.

USF dropped its rematch of last season’s opener against No. 12 Central Florida, 3-1, on Friday night.  The Bulls lost, 5-1, to the Knights last year.  

“I felt like we settled for defending,” said head coach Denise Schilte-Brown.

UCF sophomore Jennifer Martin converted on a penalty kick to give the Knights an early 1-0 advantage in the opening half.

Central Florida extended its lead, 2-0, in the second half on a goal by Taylor Townsend with 30 minutes remaining in the match.

The Bulls came out in the second half and got on the board on a free kick to avoid the shutout.

“I think after halftime it was a completely different team that came out,” said Schilte-Brown. “I thought they were very aggressive. I think we were dictating the pace of the game and creating opportunities.”

Marsha Harper scored on a header delivered by Sharla Passariello to cut the Bulls deficit to 2-1.  Harper’s goal matches her total from the 2011 season.

 “I think Marsha is a deadly weapon in the air and we had a good opportunity to get back in the game,” said Schilte-Brown.

“I was determined and I went through the motions to score the goal,” said Harper.

The Knights responded with a goal of their own to put the game out of reach.  Ashley Nicole scored on a free kick to give the Knights a 3-1 lead with 7:20 remaining in the match.

USF hopes to get its first win of the season Sunday, Aug. 19 against Miami at Corbett Soccer Stadium at 1 p.m.

“We have a day of rest and we have to come out to play and to win the game,” said Schilte-Brown.


 


 

 

 

 

 

USF G A Shots
Harper, Marsha 1 0 1
UCF G A Shots
Martin, Jennifer 1 0 2
USF Min. GA Saves
Endler, Christiane 90:00 3 4
UCF Min. GA Saves
Maldonado, Lianne 90:00 1 3

 

 

 

 




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