Oct. 21, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Three first-half goals helped lead No. 21 UCF past Marshall’s women’s soccer team 5-0 in front of a crowd of 378 Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Complex.
Marshall fell to 7-10-1 (2-6-1 Conference USA) while UCF, which won its third straight shutout victory, improved to 13-4-1 (7-3-0 C-USA).
The Knights opened the scoring in the 12th minute and never looked back. After UCF sophomore Jennifer Martin scored a header that would become the match-winner, junior Ashley Nicol followed with a header of her own just 43 seconds later to double the lead.
UCF added a third strike in the closing minutes of the first half from Kayla Darden to surge ahead by three.
In the second period, goals from Kristina Trujic (61’) and Nicolette Radovcic (84’) added to the UCF advantage.
Marshall was outshot 23-3 in the loss, including 12-1 in shots on goal.
Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Kerns made seven saves.
Sunday’s loss saw Thundering Herd senior Sarah Vinson set the Marshall record for career starts (75) as the defender/midfielder from Amelia, Ohio surpassed Lindsey Jayjack who set the former mark of 74 in 2002.
Marshall returns to the pitch Thursday at 7 p.m. at ECU in Greenville, N.C.