UCF Comeback over Cowgirls

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) — The unbeaten streak is alive at five.

Forward Carol Rodrigues and midfielder Ashley Spivey helped the UCF women’s soccer team rally for a 2-1 victory over Oklahoma State on a steamy Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Complex.

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Just like Friday night against Ole Miss, the Knights (4-1-1) came back in the second half after falling behind early. Unlike the double overtime draw in Oxford, UCF held on for the win and in effect, picked up its third result over a Power 5 conference program this year.

UCF head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said she was proud of how the team banded together and regrouped to battle it out with a gritty Oklahoma State (2-3-0) squad.

“After you get one goal it obviously inspires the rest of the team. We talked about that at halftime — we get one and that inspires, and then we go get the next one,” Roberts Sahaydak said. “To get the results is great, and to have a great team with hard workers and talent, but the group of personalities and the way they are committed to the team culture, I’m just enjoying coaching them.”

Weekend Wrecking Ball
• UCF junior Carol Rodrigues was a difference maker for the Knights and a nightmare for opponents this weekend, posting three goals and an assist in a 42-hour span.
• Rodrigues got UCF on the board in the 55th minute when she beat two defenders on the run and sent a low ball to the far post.
• She then assisted Ashley Spivey’s game-winning goal seconds before the 61st minute when Kayla Adamek passed her the ball at the top of the key, allowing the Brazilian to forward it on to her teammate.
• After the game, Spivey put her arm around Rodrigues as they walked off the field and Spivey thanked her for the unselfish pass.