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#7 Nittany Lions Travel to #18 UCF

#7 Nittany Lions Travel to #18 UCF


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Nittany Lions continue their road trip against #18 Central Florida on Sunday evening. It will be the second straight ranked opponent the Nittany Lions will have faced.
Game Information
Date: Sunday, Sept. 5 | 6:00 p.m. ET
Location: UCF Soccer and Track Complex
Series History: Tied 1-1 | Last Meeting: Sept. 9, 2011 – UCF W, 2-1 OT
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Penn State Breakdown
National Ranking: #7
Record: 4-0
Top Goal Scorers: Payton Linnehan – 5 goals, Ally Schlegel – 2 goals
Top Assists: Payton Linnehan, Sam Coffey – 2 assists, Four tied with 1 assists
Last time out
Goals by Ellie Wheeler and Kerry Abello powered #7 Penn State to a 2-0 road win over #13 West Vir­ginia Thursday night. The Nittany Lions improved to 4-0 on the sea­son and 10-7-3 all-time against the Mountaineers.
UCF Breakdown
National Ranking: #18
Record: 2-2
Top Goal Scorers: Darya Rajaee, Kristen Scott – 2 Goals
The Golden Knights have fell in their last two matches, most re­cently to Big Ten opponenet Ohio State. The Buckeyes won the match 4-2. UCF opened the season with wins over Texas and Florida.
It has been 10 years since UCF and Penn State have meet on the pitch with the last meeting coming in 2011.
Additional game notes
Sam Coffey added to her NCAA leading assist total to 48 in her ca­reer. She is currently second on the NCAA active leaders list with 118 points.
Kerry Abello scored her first goal since 2019. Abello played on the back line for all of last season for the Nittany Lions. Abello’s last goal was scored on November 15, 2019
Head coach Erica Dambach now has 275 wins in her career, 235 as Penn State’s head coach.
Penn State collect its 477th win in program history with the win over West Virginia.
The 4-0 start is the longest unde­feated streak since 2005. 2005 team finished the season 23-0-2.