Knights draw in 2 overtimes
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 17:10
After returning to the top 10 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, No. 9 UCF (9-2-3) tied in-state opponent Stetson (7-5-3) 1-1. The Knights gave up the tying goal in the 85th minute and failed to score in two overtime periods, making their record 4-1-3 on the road this season.
UCF scored only one goal despite totaling 21 shots on the night. Stetson's goalkeeper, Andreas Schnabl, made four point-blank saves in the second half to fend off the Knights' attack and send the match into overtime.
"We played well enough to win," coach Bryan Cunningham said in a release. "We created a lot of chances. You have to credit Stetson; they hung in there. Their goalkeeper made some great saves. It was very uncharacteristic of our team. We gave up a goal late, and we had to settle for the tie."
Junior Nik Robson scored the lone goal for the Knights on a penalty kick. The goal was his third in two games and his seventh this season.
UCF returns to conference play Saturday at 8 p.m. when the Knights take on Memphis.