By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF women’s soccer team’s school-record unbeaten streak was halted at 18 on Saturday night with its 3-1 loss to St. John’s in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
It marked a tough end to an otherwise remarkable year that saw the Knights (16-3-4) go down in history as the first American Athletic Conference champion. UCF, who was nationally ranked for much of the year and owned a No. 3 national seed in the tournament, accumulated its lowest loss total in a single season since 1988.
UCF outshot St. John’s, 26-3, but the Red Storm were able to make the most of their limited opportunities while Diana Poulin did her best to keep the Knights from capitalizing on theirs.
“Obviously we’re happy with what we accomplished this year, but our ultimate goal was to be in Cary, so we’re gutted that our season ended tonight,” UCF head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak said.