FRIDAY, JULY 07, 2000
UCF Drops Jacksonville 4-0 In TAAC Match

October 12, 1999

Jacksonville, Fla. - The University of Central Florida (8-5, 4-0) exploded for three goals in a 14 minute span of the first-half to defeat Jacksonville University (6-6, 3-2) by the score of 4-0 in women's soccer action here Tuesday afternoon. With the victory, the Golden Knights tightened their grip on first place in the Trans America Athletic Conference, while preseason favorites Jacksonville fell from second into fifth place with the loss.

UCF opened the scoring at 24:23 when junior Cally Howell received a through pass from freshman Amanda King and beat the JU goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation. The Golden Knights broke the game open less than 13 minutes later when King once again played a through-ball, this time to sophomore Michelle Anderson who converted at 36:32. Less than one minute later, UCF scored their third of the game off a set piece. Standing over a free-kick from approximately 20 yards out, Anderson played a bending ball around a Dolphin wall, beating the JU goalkeeper to the far post at 37:23. The rest of the first-half was played in the midfield as the teams headed to the break with UCF up 3-0.

The Golden Knights put the game away at 56:30 when freshman Nicole Cieslak deflected a free-kick from freshman Brooke Asby into the Jacksonville net, giving UCF the final 4-0 margin of victory. The Golden Knights, who outshot JU 21 to eight in the match, got three saves from sophomore Maria Banuls, while Jacksonville got five saves from freshman Kristen Kirsch.

The Dolphins will return to action at the Ashley Sports Complex on Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 when they host FAU in a critical TAAC match-up.