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The UKNIGHT in PINK campaign is bringing together the Central Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, UCF Athletics and the entire community in support of Susan G. Komen's mission - to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Sponsored by Florida Hospital, the game will be UCF's first Conference USA contest of the 2011 season. Marshall (1-3) already boasts a 1-0 record in the league standings thanks to a victory over Southern Miss, however the Knights (2-2) have won six-straight meetings with the Thundering Herd and are the defending C-USA champions.
The 2011 Central Florida Race for the Cure at Bright House Networks Stadium Oct. 16 is a part of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, while celebrating breast cancer survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants in Dallas to a global series of more than 140 Races with more than 1.6 million people participating on four continents.
NO. 10 UCF MEN’S SOCCER TO FACE TOUGH C-USA TEST AT NO. 21 SMU
Following the Knights' thrilling victory over a ranked Kentucky squad earlier in the week, the No. 10 UCF men's soccer team will face another tough Conference USA test today (Saturday) when it meets No. 21 SMU in Dallas. The contest at Westcott Field will begin at 8 p.m. EDT.
The Knights (7-1-1, 1-0 C-USA) rallied for a 2-1 overtime win over Kentucky in Orlando Wednesday. The Wildcats are ranked 21st in the NSCAA poll. The contest, which featured a 70-minute delay due to lightning, ended with less than two minutes left in overtime when senior Warren Creavalle (Acworth, Ga.) scored off a corner kick from junior Nik Robson (Auckland, New Zealand).
Kentucky grabbed a 1-0 edge early in the match, but the Knights rallied to take the win. The victory for the Knights was the first for UCF over the Wildcats since 2005.
The Knights have already posted the best start to a season since UCF moved to the Division I level in 1984.
UCF has totaled 21 goals in nine matches this season and leads C-USA in goals per game (2.33). On the defensive end, the Knights boast a 0.86 goals against average, and have recorded three shutouts.
UCF sophomore McKauly Tulloch (Kingston, Jamaica) scored against Kentucky and leads the country in points per game (3.14). He has 10 goals in seven matches in 2011. Senior Kevan George (Roxborough, Trinidad) is among the national leaders in assists with six on the year. In the net, junior Shawn Doyle (Fort Myers, Fla.) has been solid for the Knights. He is fourth in C-USA with 3.22 saves per game.
SMU is ranked 21st in the country in the Soccer America poll. The Mustangs are 5-3 on the campaign and will be making their conference debut. Last week, SMU picked up an impressive 2-1 win at No. 18 UCLA.
A year ago, UCF upset the then fifth-ranked Mustangs, 2-1, in Orlando. The loss was the only defeat for the Mustangs during the regular season in 2010.
UCF WOMEN’S SOCCER AT HOME
Coming off a thrilling come-from-behind road victory Sept. 25 against Tulsa, the No. 25 UCF women's soccer team will return home and continue action tomorrow (Sunday), hosting Colorado College at noon at the UCF Soccer Complex.
The Knights are halfway home in the 2011 campaign and have already compiled a strong 6-2-2 overall record. UCF continued its Conference USA schedule against UTEP, which came into the game 8-2-1 on the season and 2-0-0 in C-USA and riding a six-game unbeaten streak, and Colorado College is also a C-USA contest. The Knights have gone 1-1-0 thus far in conference play.
Colorado College is 4-4-2 overall and is also 2-0-0 in conference play after besting Marshall 1-0 Sept. 25. The Tigers overwhelmed Marshall with a 24-3 advantage in total shots and have played 292:26 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal. Their last goal allowed came Sept. 16 against Fresno State. Colorado College will also provide the Knights' defense a unique challenge as it overwhelmingly leads C-USA in corner-kick attempts with 8.70 per game.
UCF enters the weekend having outscored its opponents 18-10 and out-shot its opponents 128-94 on the season. The Knights' offense is led by junior forward Tishia Jewell who leads C-USA in assists and assists per game. Fellow junior forward Nicolette Radovcic has also eclipsed the double-digit point plateau this season.