PHILADELPHIA – Temple women’s soccer (1-5-4, 0-2-0 AAC) is set to host UCF (2-2-4, 0-0-1 AAC) on Thursday evening in their last match of a four game homestand. Kickoff is set for 7 pm and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
- The Owls had a breakout performance on Saturday evening, blanking LIU, 5-0 at home. The Cherry and White showcased various offensive forces, finding goals from Katie Coritz (2), Carly Steinberg (1), Sumaya Togba (1) and Jillian Allgood (1). Phoebe Hollin was a driving force in the goal scoring efforts, tallying two assists on the match, after kickstarting the set-piece efforts on the corner.
- The Owls are now led by Coritz, who has tallied four points on two goals, enough to earn Weekly Honor roll recognition from the AAC for her efforts. Emily Kavanaugh and Roisin McGovern follow close behind, each netting one goal and dishing out one assist for three points.
- Prior to LIU, the Owls played two home matches, falling to both Gonzaga and No. 21 SMU. Before returning home, Temple was on a six-game road stretch, ending with Tulsa, where they dropped to the Golden Hurricane, 1-0 in the conference opener.
- Despite being on a six-match road stretch, the Owls stayed relatively local, posting two consecutive draws against Drexel and Rider. Kyla Burns was a standout in goal for the Owls recording 15 saves between the two matches. After her eight-save performance against Drexel, Burns was named AAC Goalkeeper of the Week for her efforts, her second conference accolade of the season after earning Weekly Honor Roll for posting a clean sheet against Penn on Aug. 26.
Scouting the Knights
- The matchup against Temple serves as the ninth matchup for the year for the Knights who have posted a 2-2-4 record, including a 0-0-1 conference showing. In both of UCF’s wins, they have tallied three goals, defeating Florida, 3-0 and FGCU, 3-1.
- The Knights have shown offensive depth this year, finding goals from six different student-athletes. Kristen Scott leads the way for UCF, netting three goals for a team high six-points, while Dayana Martin and Malary Olsson trail close behind with two goals and one assist for five points.
- Caroline DeLisle has been a standout in goal, grabbing 33 saves for a .805 save percentage, the second highest save percentage at the conference.
- Last year, UCF posted an 8-7-1 record, including a 3-4-1 conference showing, which proved to be enough to earn a bid to the AAC Tournament. The Knights faced off against Memphis in the first round, falling 2-0. At the conclusion of the season, Kristen Scott and Dayana Martin earned All-Region honors, with Scott being named to the third team, while Martin tabbed second team honors.
The matchup between the Owls and the Knights serves as the twelfth time the teams have met in program history with the teams last meeting coming in 2021 where the Owls fell to the Knights, 5-0 on the road.