Wild Spring continues for numerous UCF Knights sports activities, and we’re naming Knight of the Week in your closing Knight Cap for Monday, March 8:
UCF girls’s basketball stops South Florida quantity 14 to finish common season
In a reversal of what occurred on Tuesday, UCF got here out on fireplace. Masseny Kaba scored 10 of the Knights’ 18 factors within the first quarter because the Knights dominated the paint, edging out USF 34-6 on the within as in protection the Bulls had been 25% capturing for the sport for get this system’s very first win over a prime 15 ranked staff on Senior Knight.
The 2 rivals parted methods within the common season warfare in opposition to I-4 fixtures final week, with South Florida claiming the 65-62 victory at Tampa on Tuesday, which gained the common season championship *. We now have an asterisk, because the Bulls (15-3, 13-2 *) gained the title primarily based on the American claiming a forfeit victory for USF over Memphis for the needs of the league desk. convention solely following the scheduled match on January 1. 17 which has not been performed. Total staff data will not be affected.
Then: The UCF (14-3, 12-2) would be the No. 2 seed within the US Convention Championship beginning Tuesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN + as they face the winner of the 7/10 sport between Cincinnati and Memphis. – Eric Lopez
UCF’s No.22 softball takes 2 of three for Kennesaw State
The No.22 UCF Softball gained 2 of three video games in opposition to Kennesaw State, profitable the opener Saturday 5-1 and splitting a double on Sunday, profitable the primary sport 7-4 whereas shedding the second sport 8-1. Kennedy Searcy had 4 hits within the double title on Sunday and struck in all three video games of the collection.
Gianna Mancha took the entire distance victory in Saturday’s sport, whereas the Knights scored 5 factors within the backside of the sixth to interrupt Kennesaw State’s unsuccessful supply. In Sunday’s victory, UCF secured homers from Juliana Wilson and Jada Cody, and Alea White set a brand new college file for many pitched video games in UCF Softball historical past with No. 151 and 152 Sunday, overtaking Mackenzie Audas. UCF is now 12-3 on the season.
Then: A showdown with # 2 Arizona Monday at 3 p.m. on the Plex. – Eric Lopez
We can’t clarify this season for UCF Baseball presently. The Knights are 3-8 after shedding three at dwelling to Liberty this weekend, together with two by a degree.
Within the first of two Fridays, all three factors of the sport had been performed on homers, however a 2-point shot by Liberty’s Logan Mathieu topped Ben McCabe’s fifth Homer of the 12 months to provide Liberty the 2- win. 1.
Colton Gordon went the space, giving up simply 5 hits, however the UCF offense gathered simply two hits on Liberty pitchers.
In Sport 2, UCF had a 3-2 lead going into sixth, however a 4-point spot by the Flames off Jack Sinclair was sufficient to provide Liberty an 8-3 victory. Hunter Patteson pitched simply 3.1 innings, giving up two runs earlier than returning him to the bullpen.
Sport 3 of the collection was one other throwing duel, with UCF’s AJ Jones giving up simply two runs on 4 hits in six. However a pair of Liberty’s solo homers helped give them the lead, and regardless of the tie and profitable runs on base late within the ninth, UCF could not shut the deal.
Coach Lovelady on Zoom after the match:
Then: The UCF has two dwelling and two houses this week in opposition to the UNF, beginning in Jacksonville on Wednesday after which once more on Saturday, with Friday and Sunday video games at dwelling. – Jeff Sharon
UCF males’s soccer defeats Memphis 2-1
UCF Males Soccer performed their most complete sport but on Saturday evening because the Knights beat Memphis 2-1 to register the four-hundredth win in program historical past.
UCF took the lead on a Yoni Sorokin penalty within the twenty eighth minute:
Within the sixtieth minute, Ariel Hardar doubled the lead together with his first profession purpose on an excellent cross cross from Hattibiou Barry to provide UCF a 2-0 lead:
The Knights held off a late run from the Tigers, who scored within the eighty fifth minute to stop Matt Douglas from making a shutout. However Douglas acquired his first victory as a knight making his second straight begin for Yannik Oettel, who was unavailable because of an undisclosed harm.
Then: A important confrontation on the highway with the SMU n ° 2 of his rival. – Eric Lopez
UCF girls’s soccer drops 1-0 to No.18 in Memphis
The longtime rivals confronted off in Memphis on Sunday in an intense and bodily sport that noticed a complete of 23 fouls known as. Memphis would rating the profitable purpose within the 57e minute of the competition when Grace Stordy discovered a unfastened ball on a nook kick.
Then: The Knights, now at 2-2, return dwelling subsequent Sunday to host East Carolina. – Eric Lopez
UCF volleyball sweeps throughout East Carolina
UCF Volleyball knocked out ECU this weekend, beating the Pirates on Friday and Saturday, giving up only one set within the course of.
On Friday, UCF saved Cincy simply 0.92 for the sport en path to a sweep (25-17, 25-17, 25-18) that lasted simply an hour and quarter-hour. Tali Marmen recorded eight aces within the sport, essentially the most since Lorin Lukas set the varsity file with 9 in 2006. McKenna Melville added 13 kills and 15 digs for her fifth double-double of 2021, and Anne -Marie Watson made ten.
On Saturday UCF took victory no. 10 per 12 months out of 4. The sport was just a little harder than the day earlier than, with UCF dropping the third set 26-24, however in the long run it was an excessive amount of UCF. Melville had one other brace with 19 kills and 21 finest digs of the season, and Anne Marie Watson threw 13 extra kills on a .313 efficiency. The frontcourt duo of Kathryn Wesolich and Nerissa Moravec had been once more excellent with a mixed .405 with 17 kills on 37 swings.
Coach Dagenais mentioned the trouble afterwards:
Subsequent step: The Knights at the moment are 10-1, 4-0 in The American, however face their hardest check but with two in Cincinnati (6-3, 4-0). Though Jordan Thompson is gone, the Bearcats have a formidable hitter in Maria Mallon, who leads the staff with three kills per set. The UCF, in fact, had been swept away by Cincy final common season, however beat them within the AAC event in an all-time five-set basic. Cincy is the one different 4-0 staff within the East, and they’re internet hosting the AAC event in a couple of weeks. – Jeff sharon
# 18 UCF Ladies’s Tennis Hits # 24 Furman, FAU
The Knights picked up two wins over the weekend at dwelling to maneuver as much as 9-3 this season.
UCF beat Florida Atlantic 7-0 on Sunday after Saturday’s massive win over Twenty fourth-ranked Furman.
Saturday’s victory over Furman went to Court docket 2 the place No.42 Rebeka Stolmar knocked down Furman’s Julia Adams 6-4, 7-6 to say UCF’s third victory in opposition to a High 25 staff this season.
Stolmar additionally gained in doubles with Marie Mattel to go 2-0 on the day.
Subsequent step: The UCF welcomes the UNF on Saturday. – Eric Lopez
Stetson Males’s No.18 UCF Sweeps
No.18 UCF broke a 2019 file of 19 consecutive double balls. With their three straight sweeps, the Knights have 21 straight factors to set a brand new file as they handed the Hatters 7-0.
Then: The Knights are 5-2 and host southern Alabama (which receives High 25 votes) on Tuesday. – Eric Lopez and Jeff Sharon
UCF males’s basketball hits East Carolina 64-60
Regardless of solely having seven gamers obtainable on Thursday, UCF Males’s Basketball (10-11, 8-10 AAC) gained their 4th in a row, beating ECU 64-60. The Knights had been led by Isaiah Adams. who scored 15 factors, whereas Darius Perry and Darin Inexperienced Jr. every have 14 factors.
After Coach Dawkins’ sport:
Then: UCF will play ECU once more on Thursday within the first spherical of the US Basketball Championship because the Knights arrive because the sixth seed. The tip is at 7 p.m. on ESPNU with Mike Corey and Mark Adams on name. – Eric Lopez
Knight of the week: Rebeka Stolmar, girls’s tennis
Stolmar went 4-0 this weekend, profitable two doubles and two singles matches, together with a 2-0 in opposition to No.24 Furman on Saturday.
Honorable point out: Isaiah Adams, males’s basketball
Isaiah Adams has been large throughout this profitable streak. With CJ Walker and Brandon Mahan each operating out of time, Adams led the Knights in wins over Tulsa and ECU final week.
Adams averaged 17 factors per sport within the two wins, hitting 6 of 12 from 3-point area and 50% off the bottom.