Soccer season is fast approaching. The UCF women's soccer team is one day away from its first scheduled training session of the fall season. Last season, the Knights had one of their best years in school history by advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1987. Over the past week, we have taken a look back at some of the best photos captured throughout the season as we anticipate the start of a promising new year. Today, we've finally made it to #1.
If you missed the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 best photos, click here.
No. 1: Aline Reis vs. UNC at the Sweet 16
In this one instant, Aline Reis clinched UCF's berth to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1987. This photo was taken on Nov. 20, 2011, in Gainesville after the Knights battled to a 1-1 tie throughout regulation and two overtime sessions against UNC. Penalty kicks ensued and Reis came up with a save on UNC's second attempt at goal. As the Knights held the edge, 5-4, the Tar Heels had one last attempt. They sent Ranee Premji to take the final shot, but Reis' diving save ended No. 3 UNC's run and delivered UCF's first win over the Tar Heels in the postseason in school history.