The Black and Gold outshot Mexico, 19-16, including an 8-5 margin in shots on goal. Tishia Jewell led the evening with seven attempts, placing three on net.

“Any time you play a full national team you’re going to be happy with a 2-1 result,” said UCF head coach Amanda Cromwell. “It would have been great if we were on the winning side, but I thought we played extremely well in the first half. Mexico then picked it up in the second half, and we lost our legs a little bit. Overall I think we were unlucky not to tie it up, and it was one of those games that a 2-2 score would have been a fair result.

“Mexico is a quality team though. They countered on us very well, they’re technical and they were able to finish those two scoring chances. That’s why they are on the national team. Their second goal was an amazing goal.

“This match, and the entire spring, gives our ladies confidence that they can carry into the summer. Right now we are able to use players that might not have played a lot in the fall, and we are able to work with different formations and lineups so we can determine what works for the upcoming 2010 season.”