ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida converted a pair of penalty kicks within a four-minute span early in the opening half as the Brown women's soccer team fell to UCF, 2-0, in non-conference action Sunday afternoon at the UCF Soccer Complex. Brown drops to 2-2-0 overall with the loss, while Central Florida improves to 6-2-0 on the season.
Central Florida opened up the scoring in the 14th minute when Lena Petermann was taken down in the box. Jennifer Martin converted the penalty kick for her third tally of the season to give the home side the 1-0 advantage.
Just under four minutes later, Petermann received a cross in the box, but her shot was knocked away by Brown keeper Amber Bledsoe (Seattle, Wash.). After an immediate flurry in front of the net, another foul occurred in the box, setting up a penalty kick for Tatiana Coleman who buried the shot to give the home side the lead, 2-0.
Bledsoe made one save in the opening 45 minutes, before giving way to fellow senior MC Barrett (Ithaca, N.Y.), who stopped one shot in the second half.
The Bears return to action on Thursday, Sept. 19 when they visit UMass (2-4-1) at 4 p.m.