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Sixth-Seed Women’s Soccer Plays Third-Seed UCF Tonight in Conference Quarterfinals

DALLAS – The Temple women's soccer team, seeded sixth in the American Athletic Conference Tournament, takes on #3-seed UCF Tuesday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT on the American Digital Network.

In the regular season, the Knights shut out the Owls, 1-0. UCF outshot Temple, 19-4, and redshirt-sophomore Kayla Adamek was able to get a touch on the ball after a misclear from a Temple defender in the 43rd minute of the game.

Despite the UCF loss, the Owls finished the regular season 4-4-1 in the American Athletic Conference, tying for second best conference finish in program history; the 1995 team finished 3-0-1 (.875) in the Atlantic 10 and 2-2-1 (.500) in 1994. They are 12-6-1 overall, setting a new program-record for the most wins in a season.

Seniors Kelly Farrell, Erin Lafferty and Shannon Senour also added their names to the record books this season. Farrell, who leads the American Athletic Conference in goals (12) and points (27) ranks third in Temple history in those marks as well. She also ends her career with 23 goals and 54 points, which rank in the Top 10. Lafferty is now the owner of the top spot in most games played at Temple with 78 after starting every game in her career. Lafferty also ended her career with 13 goals, including a career-high seven this season. Senour ends her career tied for fouth place in games played with 75.

UCF enters the tournament for the first time without claiming the regular-season title; in 2013, the Knights went 8-0-1 and then posted an 8-1-0 record the following year to claim back-to-back titles. UCF finished the season 11-5-1, 6-3-0 in American Athletic Conference play and capped off their regular season with a 3-1 win over in-state rival, #24 USF, and extended their unbeaten streak over the Bulls to 11 games.

Junior Carol Rodrigues is second in the conference in goals (11) and is tied with Farrell for points (27). She also knocked in the game-winning goal in the 68th minute against the Bulls, tying for first in the conference with five with teammate Ashley Spivey and UConn's Rachel Hill.

This will be the fifth time Temple and UCF will meet but only the first time in the postseason.

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