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Florida faces No. 2 North Carolina Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Saturday August 25, 2012Florida Soccer Team Meets No. 2 Duke Sunday


Florida faces No. 2 North Carolina Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Photo by Andy Mead


The University of Florida soccer team (0-1-1, 0-0 SEC) faces No. 2 Duke (3-0, 0-0 SEC) Sunday in the second day of action at the Nike Carolina Classic. Match time is set for 1 p.m. at the University of North Carolina’s Fetzer Field.


Sunday’s Match Info:

RV Florida (0-1-1, 0-0 SEC) versus No. 2 Duke (3-0, 0-0 ACC)

Date & Time: Aug. 26, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Site: Fetzer Field (5,700)
Press Box Phone: (919) 962-1460

The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 18th season @ UF (382-104-33/23rd season overall – 300-81-27/UF), Robbie Church 222-130-39/19th season; 138-81-28/12th season at DU)

Radio: live on ESPN Radio 850/900

Internet: live stats and audio for UF-DU match available on

Admission:  $5 for adults. Contact the UNC Ticket Office at (800) 722-4335 for further information

These two teams last met in 2010, with both matches ending in a draw. Florida and Duke tied 1-1 double overtime in the Duke Nike Classic. The two teams also met in the NCAA Second Round in Gainesville, Fla., tying 0-0 2OT. The Blue Devils advanced to the 2010 NCAA Round of 16 with a 4-2 penalty kicks advantage.


In the opening day of action at the 2012 Nike Carolina Classic, Florida and No. 14 North Carolina played to a scoreless tie. It was the second overtime match in the 10-match series between the two teams and Friday’s result was the first tie. The only other overtime went to the Tar Heels 2-1 in front of a James G. Pressly record crowd of 5,222 on Oct. 11, 1998. Florida last recorded a tie in its final match of the 2010 season, as Florida and Duke tied 0-0 2OT in NCAA Second Round play.


No. 2 Duke claimed a 5-1 win over the University of Montreal in the opening match of the Nike Carolina Classic. Four Blue Devils contributed the five scores, with Kim DeCesare scoring consecutive goals in the second half. The Blue Devils have been dominate in each of their three wins this season, opening with victories over William & Mary (4-1) and Elon (8-0).


Both the Gators and the Blue Devils have players more than seven thousand miles away at the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup. Play began Aug. 20 in Japan and the medal matches are scheduled for Sept. 8.


Gator junior transfer Adriana Leon is with the Canadian national team. She joined the Gator team this season after playing the 2010 and 2011 campaigns at Notre Dame. She turned in three goals in Canada’s 6-0 win versus Argentina in the opening match.


Two Duke players are on the U.S. U-20 roster - junior Mollie Pathman and sophomore Kelly Cobb.


Sunday’s match can be heard on ESPN 850/900, by simulcast on Cox Channel 946 (Gainesville/Ocala) or on with Adam Schick covering the action.



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