Miami's Season Comes to an End in 3-1 Loss to UCF

Rickers Scores Fourth Goal of Her Freshman Campaign

Corynn Carino is one the only Hurricane in program history to play in two NCAA Tournament games.

Nov. 14, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In their third NCAA Tournament match in program history, The University of Miami women's soccer team (10-9-3) fell to the UCF Knights (14-5-3), 3-1 at the University of Florida's James G. Pressly Stadium.

In the 22-minute mark, freshman Julianne Rickers scored the first goal of the match on a turnaround blast from the top left of the 18-yard box. The line-drive shot went over the head of the keeper.

The flow of the game in the opening half seemed to be dictated by the Hurricanes, but less then 10 minutes after the Rickers' goal, UCF answered with a goal of their own, as Danielle Dos Santos took a Lauren Halbert pass for an easy tap in from six yards out.

In the 38th minute, UCF was the beneficiary of a call in the Miami box, resulting in a penalty kick. Vikki Alonzo who saved a penalty kick in a match earlier in the season, anticipated a shot the left, but Lauren Halbert placed her kick into the right side of the net.

Miami outshot the Knights 8-3 in the opening period and held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks as Rickers recorded three first-half shots, but still trailed 2-1.

The Knights added their third and final goal of the game in the 65th minute, when Dos Santos tapped in her second goal of the game after Andrea Rodrigues' corner kick hit the far post.

For the game, Miami held a 14-10 advantage in shots, but UCF found the net on three of their six shots on goal.

All three of the Hurricanes NCAA Tournament appearances have resulted in first-round losses in Gainesville.

The contest was the final match for seniors Corynn Carino, Jordan Ross and Rachael Rigamat.



On the season, Miami finished with 10 wins, the fourth time in program history. Tricia Taliaferro's team received their second consecutive invite to the NCAA Tournament.

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