UCF Women's Soccer got off to a great start Sunday night in their home opener against the Florida Gators, scoring three goals in the first half:
All Stef, all the way— UCF Women's Soccer (@UCF_WSoccer) September 9, 2018
She gives us the early 1-0 lead over Florida! pic.twitter.com/s80FCrmwyu
Stefanie Sanders, UF transfer Sam Chung and freshman Kristin Scott all tallied to put the Knights up big before a great home crowd:
But then a thunderstorm hit (note the light show in the background of the above video), delaying the second half, and then eventually forcing a cancellation.
By NCAA rule, a soccer match must reach the 70th minute in order to be considered official, and considering the game was stopped at halftime and UF went home, the entire first 45 minutes got wiped from the plane of existence. The game had to be re-played from 0-0 at 1 p.m. Monday.
No problem, it turned out. The Knights picked up another three goals - two from Zandy Soree and another from Sanders - to defeat Florida 3-0 (again).
So proud of these warriors!!!! Not an easy task and they accepted the challenge head on...made no excuses! https://t.co/52k2g4WKdR— Tiffany R Sahaydak (@trsahaydak) September 10, 2018
It's a rough year for Florida. They are 2-5-1 and haven't scored a goal since August 19th against FAU.
In the meantime, UCF managed to do something that they have probably never done: Go 135 minutes against the same team in 18 hours and beat them 6-0.