Upset-Minded SMU Heads To Orlando To Face No. 8 UCF

Go smu! Courtney Smith assisted on SMU's goal in the Mustangs' 1-0 win over UCF last season.
Go smu!
Courtney Smith assisted on SMU's goal in the Mustangs' 1-0 win over UCF last season.
Go smu!

Oct. 6, 2012

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SMU Mustangs (5-6-2, 1-2-2 C-USA) at No. 8 UCF (10-2-1, 4-1-0)
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 | UCF Soccer and Track Stadium | Orlando, Fla. | 12 p.m. CT

SMU ALL-TIME VS. UCF
The Mustangs are 4-7 all-time against UCF, including a 1-0 home win last season when UCF was ranked No. 19. Courtney Smith assisted the game-winning goal for SMU in the 62nd minute. The Mustangs are 2-4 when playing the Knights in Orlando, and haven't won there since 1994. UCF has shutout SMU each of the last two games played in between the teams in Orlando.

The Last Meeting
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September 23, 2011
Westcott Field
SMU Downs No. 19 UCF, 1-0
DALLAS (SMU) - In the Conference USA opener, the SMU women's soccer team upset No. 19 UCF 1-0 tonight at Westcott Field, earning the program's first win over a ranked opponent since November 15, 2002. The win moves the Mustangs to 5-4-0 on the season, while the Knights drop to 5-2-2.


ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
UCF is 10-2-1 (4-1-0 C-USA) on the season and is coming off of a four-game winning streak, including a 2-0 win over Tulsa on Friday night. The Knights have outscored their opponents 9-0 in those three games, including a dominant 6-0 victory at UAB on Sept. 23. UCF's only losses have come to Memphis on the road in overtime, and to the current No.1 team in the nation Florida State (1-0 defeat on Aug. 24 in Orlando). Senior Nicolette Radovcic leads the Knights attack with eight goals in 2012, good for second in the C-USA. She is also scoring very efficiently, posting a .381 shooting percentage.

NOTES FROM FRIDAY
• SMU outshot Southern Miss 19-10. Nine different Mustangs recorded at least one shot.
• Freshman goalkeeper Shannon Moroney made her third straight start in goal for SMU.
• The Mustangs took 10 corner kicks in the contest, but none produced a goal. Southern Miss only had two corner kick opportunities.

SMITH LENDS A HELPING HAND..... OR FOOT
Junior defender Courtney Smith has been a huge part of SMU's offensive gameplan, even though she hasn't scored a goal in 2012. Smith currently leads the C-USA in total assists with 8. She is also ranked 3rd in the nation in total assists, and is 8th in assists per game.

WINNING AT WESTCOTT
SMU currently boasts a 4-0-1 record at home this season, and has outscored its opponents by a margin of 13-3. Dating back to the beginning of 2011, SMU is 11-2-1 in Dallas.

HIGH-OCTANE OFFENSE FROM THE HILLTOP
Two SMU players have scored six or more goals in a season for the first time since the 2006 season. Both Shelby Redman and Kenzie Scovill have scored six this season, with seven regular season games remaining. The Mustangs are averaging nearly two goals per game, putting them fourth in the C-USA.

SPREADING THE LOVE
During SMU's first four Conference USA games, the Mustangs have scored a total of nine goals. Those goals have come from six different players. SMU is also moving the ball well, tallying eight assists during those games.

LIVE STATS AND STREAMING VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR ALL SMU HOME GAMES
Fans can watch games or track statistics from home online at SMUMustangs.com all season long for home games at Westcott Field. By downloading the SMU Mustangs app in for iPhone or on the Android Marketplace, fans can also follow the action from their mobile device.