Knights fall to California on West Coast trip
Published: Sunday, September 9, 2012
Updated: Sunday, September 9, 2012 13:09
UCF (1-2) dropped its second straight decision Friday night with a 4-1 loss at the hands of the California Golden Bears (2-2).
The Knights allowed three goals in the final 25 minutes of the game, after forward McKauly Tulloch tied the game at 1 in the 60th minute. The goal was Tulloch’s first of the season, after notching 15 last season.
“Cal is a very dangerous team. We knew coming in that they were coming off two losses last weekend on the road to two very good teams [Maryland, Virginia],” UCF head coach Bryan Cunningham said in a release after the match. “They scored the early goal, but we battled back. But I was disappointed with the mental breakdowns in the second half. It is so tough to play when you are down a few goals on the road. We’ll dust ourselves off and get ready for Sunday. UC Davis is another good team and it will be a test for us.”
The Knights have struggled to find offensive consistency this season, scoring only three goals in the first three games. Last season, the team scored seven times in its three opening matches.
Results for UCF’s matchup with UC Davis were not available at time of press.