UCF women’s soccer player Carol Rodrigues managed to capture national attention for a bicycle-kick goal against Tulsa Sunday.

“I tried to hold my mark off, and then as soon as I got the ball up the only option I had was a bicycle,” Rodrigues said in a previous interview with the Future that was conducted after UCF’s 3-1 win over Tulsa. “So I tried, and I was really happy that I got the goal."

Her goal was the No. 2 top play of the day and the No. 6 play of the entire weekend, beating out NFL, MLB and college football highlights.

The junior forward’s goal was the eventual game winner, her third game-winning goal of the season.

Rodrigues posted back-to-back two-goal games to put her season total to a team-leading nine goals. She also leads the team with 20 points in 14 matches.

The Knights are 8-5-1 (3-3-0 in AAC). They will embark on a two-game road trip to Texas to take on SMU Oct. 15 and close the trip at Houston Oct. 18. They will play their final game of the season at home Oct. 23, taking on I-4 rival No. 24 USF.


Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JarrodHeil or email him at