Women's Soccer Falls To Central Florida, 1-0
Sept. 1, 2002
ORLANDO, FL - Central Florida senior forward Nicole Cieslak scored her second goal in as many games to lift UCF past George Washington, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Invitational. The contest ended with 1:07 left on the clock when thunderstorms rolled into the area. In the first game of the day, Jacksonville scored three unanswered goals to defeat Quinnipiac 3-0.
Cieslak headed a ball into the back of the net after freshman forward Jennifer Montgomery headed a ball off the crossbar on a corner kick. The goal was scored at the 21:00 mark for Cieslak and the Golden Knights. UCF had several chances to add to the lead, but hit the crossbar four times during the contest.
The Golden Knights out shot George Washington 22-10, but the Colonials had several good scoring opportunities over the closing minutes. GW's Kim Warner had three golden opportunities to score down the stretch, but UCF goalkeeper Jessica Kuhlman made a point-blank save and the UCF defense blocked a pair of shots to preserve the victory.
The UCF Invitational All-Tournament team included GW's Warner, who scored two goals, along with Ina Kain and Lise Backman. Jacksonville also had three players on the squad including Amber Otto, Inge Heiremans and Hanni Wenzel.
UCF (2-0) also four other players named to the all-tournament team. Freshman midfielder Courtney Baines earned a spot on the team after she tallied two assists in Friday's 3-0 shutout of Quinnipiac. A pair of defenders, Jackie VanLooven and JoAnna Black, also secured spots on the all-tournament team for their excellent play in the back row. The final player named to the all-tournament team for UCF was Nicole Cieslak, who scored a goal in each of the two games.
GW (1-1) returns to Washington for the home opener Friday, Sept. 6 when it hosts Wagner in a 4:00 p.m. match at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex.