MSOC: UCF Wins, South Carolina Draws in NCAA First Round
Nov. 18, 2011
IRVING, Texas -
IRVING, Texas – UCF need an extra 17 minutes to get past Florida Gulf Coast, 1-0, Thursday night during the opening round the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. Midfield Kevan George tapped in a cross during the second overtime to secure the win. The Knights will face South Florida Sunday in the second round. South Carolina played to a 1-1 draw with Wake Forest, but were eliminated from the tournament, 4-3, on penalty kicks.
UCF 1, Florida Gulf Coast 0 (2OT)
South Carolina 1, Wake Forest 1 (Wake Forest advances, 4-3, on penalty kicks)
C-USA MEN’S SOCCER SHOOTING STARS
Hosting an NCAA Championship first round game for the second-straight season at the UCF Soccer Complex, UCF senior midfielder Kevan George tapped in a crossing pass from freshman Matthew Gaskins with only three minutes remaining in the second overtime to lift the Knights to a 1-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast Thursday.
UCF's redshirt freshman keeper Sebastian Evers racked up six saves in the first 90 minutes of regulation, and finished with seven saves overall for his second shutout of the year.
South Carolina knotted things at 1-1 in the 50th minute on a penalty kick by sophomore Chipper Root, as he placed the ball in the lower right corner for the equalizer.
Sunday, Nov. 20
Akron at No. 6 SMU – 7 p.m.
Charlotte at No. 11 UAB – 7 p.m.
UCF at No. 7 USF – 5 p.m.