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Women’s soccer defeats UCF 1-0 in conference opener

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Freshman forward Olivia Elliott carries the ball upfield during the Women’s soccer match against UCF Friday evening. SMU won the game in the second half with a score of 1-0.

Freshman forward Olivia Elliott carries the ball upfield during the Women’s soccer match against UCF Friday evening. SMU won the game in the second half with a score of 1-0. (Spencer J Eggers/ The Daily Campus)

The SMU Mustangs claimed victory in the conference opener against No. 19 UCF 1-0 last night at Westcott Field. Along with improving the Mustang’s record to 5-4-0, the victory also earned the program’s first win over a ranked opponent since 2002.

 

After a scoreless first-hour, the ball finally saw the back of the net when the Mustangs capitalized on a UCF foul, 25-yards out from the goal.

Sophomore Courtney Smith hit a low shot and teammate Kaitlyn Eidson, a senior, directed the shot past UCF goalkeeper Aline Reis.

The game winning goal was Eidson’s first goal of the season.

 

The Knights led in shots on goal 13-5 but struggled to execute any shots to post on the scoreboard. The shutout SMU held last night was goalkeeper Courtney Webb’s third shutout of the season. She had a total of five saves and was assisted with the solid performance of the Mustang defense.

 

Westcott Field will host another game on Sunday as the Mustangs take on Southern Miss (3-4-3, 0-0-1) at 2 p.m.  

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