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Mustangs draw UCF 1-1

In it’s second conference match of the season, SMU battled with the UCF knights to a 1-1 draw in Orlando, Florida..

Junior John Lujano connected on a penalty kick to give the Mustangs its lone goal and tie the game in the 90th minute.

“It was a tough night in a conference match on the road and we had just played Wednesday. We gave up an early goal, but the guys showed an incredible amount of resolve to come back and tie,” Head Coach Tim McClements said. “They did a great job and battled and didn’t give up, but unfortunately we couldn’t get a goal in the overtime period. Overall, though, I am really proud.”

The Mustangs are now 5-3-1 over all and 1-0-1 in the American Athletic Conference.

“We hit the post twice in the match, and you’d hope it would go on the right side but it ended up bouncing out,” McClements said. “We generated a few quality chances, we were just unable to generate a goal unfortunately,”

UCF scored it’s goal in the 50th minute, courtesy of a 20-yard penalty kick from Romario Williams.

Both teams registered 13 shots, but SMU held an eight to three advantage in corner kicks.

Freshman Mauro Cichero had eight shots to lead all players, while Lujano, junior Idrissa Camara, sophomore Stanton Garcia and freshmen Bryce Clark andColten Habecker each added one shot apiece.

Freshman goalkeeper Michael Nelson made five saves on the night.

“We were maintaining a lot of possession in the game and they were very dangerous on the counter, but both teams were able to get off a few shots,” McClements said. “It was pretty exciting, but unfortunately we gave up a goal early off a set piece. It was fitting that we got one back because we deserved to get the point.”

SMU returns to Westcott Field on Wednesday to host Memphis. The AAC matchup is set for 7 p.m. CT with live video and stats available at SMUMustangs.com.

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