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Friday September 8, 2000No. 3 Nebraska Defeats UF Soccer 7-2

LINCOLN, Neb.

Boo Schubert scored twice for the Gators Friday.

The No. 3 University of Nebraska soccer team defeated Florida 7-2 Friday evening in front of an Abbott Sports Complex crowd of 1,524. The Gators drop to 2-3 on the season, while Nebraska improves to 5-0.

In the opening half, play was fairly even between the two teams until the Cornhuskers exploded for three goals within three minutes of play. UN's Jenny Benson scored first at 21:55. Then Becky Preston put in the save that rebounded off UF goalkeeper Jordan Kellgren at 23:16 to put the Cornhuskers up 2-0. Christine Latham finished off the Nebraska first half scoring at 24:12 with a short shot from the left side of the goal.

Kelly Rheem started the Nebraska second half scoring at 58:39 off a free kick at the top of the box. Latham got her second goal of the evening at 62:55 off a short shot in front of the goal.

The Gators ended UN's scoreless streak at 379.59 minutes (spanning back to 1999 NCAA Quarterfinal loss to Notre Dame) when Erica "Boo" Schubert put in a short shot set up by Andi Sellers' cross from the left side. The two paired up again for the Gators' second goal at 75:20 when Schubert scored off a shot to the far post which was set up by Sellers deep cross from the left side.

Nebraska scored two goals late in the match, with Preston picking up her second goal of the evening at 82:11 with a short shot at the right corner of the goal. Marie-Claude Henry finished off all scoring for the evening when she one-touched the ball into the goal off the assist from Paige Phillips.

The Gators were without the full services of All-Americans Abby Wambach and Keisha Bell Friday evening. Wambach sprained an ankle earlier in the day at the teamís walk-through and was taken out of the match early in the second half. Bell pulled a quadricep muscle during warm-up and was taken out of the match after just a few minutes of play. Both will be evaluated later this weekend.

The Gators return home to play host to No. 7 Texas A&M on Sunday, Sept. 10. Match time is set for 2 p.m. at the Percy Beard Stadium and admission is free.

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