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No. 21 Florida posted a 2-0 win at No. 12 UCF Saturday evening.

Saturday August 11, 2012No. 21 Gator Soccer Wins Exhibition 2-0 at No. 12 UCF

ORLANDO, Fla.

No. 21 Florida posted a 2-0 win at No. 12 UCF Saturday evening.

The No. 21 University of Florida soccer team posted a 2-0 win Saturday over No. 12 Central Florida in a weather-delayed exhibition match played at the UCF Soccer/Track complex.

 

The teams opened play with a 45-minute period and finished with a pair of 30-minute periods.

 

The Gators’ first score started when All-American Erika Tymrak’s back-heel flick found Holly King in the middle of the field. Havana Solaun ran onto the ball sent by King down the center of the field and Solaun scored from 12 yards in the 36th minute.

 

Florida scored again in the second period. Tessa Andujar, deep in the Knight half, sent a cross into the box. Tymrak finished at the near post in the 56th minute to put UF up 2-0.

 

Saturday’s exhibition was a chance to see Florida in action against a quality opponent and also allowed seven to make their first appearance in a Gator uniform. UF Head Coach Becky Burleigh liked what she saw from the team.

 

“I really liked the intensity of our effort. At times our execution was really good but at times our execution was lacking just a little bit, but that is kind of expected at this point of the season,” Burleigh said. “For the people who haven’t played before, they were able to get the first-game jitters out a little bit. That helped a lot because when some of the people went in, the execution issues were due to being nervous. To have a game like this was really important for us.”

 

Florida opens the 2012 season next Friday night when Miami comes Gainesville. Match time is 7 p.m. and admission to the James G. Pressly Stadium is free. Friday’s match airs live on SUN Sports. The match can also be heard on ESPN 850, by simulcast on Cox Channel 946 (Gainesville/Ocala) or on www.GatorZone.com with Adam Schick and Matthew Stubbington calling the action.

 

 

Scoring Summary:

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

 

 

Florida

1

1

0

2

 

 

UCF

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Scoring:

UF: Havana Solaun (Erika Tymrak) 35:18

UF: Tymrak (Tessa Andujar) 55:56

 

Goalkeepers:

 

 

Minutes

Saves

GA

Florida

Taylor Burke

105:00

1

0

UCF

Lianne Maldonado

45:00

1

1

 

Connie Organ

60:00

4

1

 

 

 

 

 

Statistical Summary:

UF

UCF

 

Shots

16

5

 

Shots on goal

7

1

 

Saves

1

5

 

Corner Kicks

5

2

 

Offside

1

2

 

 

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