“I knew we could do it. This team has worked so hard and finally we are getting recognition,” said Whidden. “We are showing everybody that we need to be ranked. We got what we deserved tonight.”
Fans hoping to watch highlights of the Knights’ upset victory can do so by tuning into UCF SportsKnight Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on UCF-TV. The show also will re-air on Bright House Sports Network, just check your local listings for airtimes.
“What an incredible night. A record crowd. An awesome game. Exciting chances. They were the No. 4 team in the country and we beat them in overtime so we are very excited and looking forward to Sunday and USF,” said head coach Amanda Cromwell. “Our back line was tremendous tonight, and Aline Reis came up with the big saves when she had to. It’s a huge win for the program.”
UCF will now get set to host USF Sunday at 1 p.m. in the final non-conference home contest of the season. The first 125 fans attending the USF game will receive a free ticket to the Knights’ volleyball match Tuesday at 7 p.m. At that volleyball game, the first 1,000 students will be given a free ticket to the UCF-Miami football game Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m.