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The Gators play host to Georgia Sunday at 2 p.m.

Saturday September 22, 2012Florida Soccer meets Georgia Sunday

Gainesville, Fla.

The Gators play host to Georgia Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Florida soccer team (5-3-1, 2-1 SEC) continues Southeastern Conference home play Sunday when it faces its most frequent opponent in its 18-year history – Georgia (5-4-1, 1-1-1 SEC). Match time is set for 2 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium and admission is free.


Sunday’s Match Information…

RV Florida (5-3-1, 2-1 SEC) versus Georgia (5-4-1, 1-1-1 SEC)


Date & Time: Sept. 23, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
Site: James G. Pressly Stadium (4,500)
The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 18th season @ UF (387-106-33/23rd season overall – 305-83-27/UF), Steve Holeman (194-141-38/19th season overall and 29-17-7/third season at UGA)

Television: Live on CSS at 2 p.m. (Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable channel 259)

Radio: ESPN 850

Streaming video: live streaming video available on ESPN3

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

Admission:  free admission

Promotions: Halftime - Soccer collies are back to show that dogs can play soccer just like the Gators!


Sunday’s match airs live on CSS (Gainesville/Ocala Cox Cable channel 259) with Bernie Guenther and Cameron Broome calling in the action.


The two teams come into Sunday’s action after playing matches both decided by 2-1 scores. The Gators won their league home opener 2-1 over No. 23 Tennessee. The Gator goals came in each half. Junior transfer Adriana Leon hit a 20-yard blast to put the Gators up in the sixth minute – the earliest Gator goal this season. It was her second consecutive Gator goal, as it was Leon who scored the golden goal in Sunday’s 2-1 OT win at Auburn. Senior McKenzie Barney put in the deep cross from sophomore Havana Solaun to score in the 52nd minute. She now leads the Gators this season with three goals. Tennessee’s Hannah Wilkinson cut the Gator lead to 2-1 in the 73rd minute.


Florida will be the third Sunshine State opponent for the Bulldogs this season, as UGA defeated USF 2-1 on Aug. 31 and lost 1-0 in overtime at then No. 9 UCF on Sept. 2. UGA opened 2012 league play last weekend with a scoreless tie versus Vanderbilt and defeated Arkansas 2-0. On Friday, Georgia lost 2-1 at Alabama. Freshman Bella Hartley leads UGA this season with four goals.


Last year, the Gators opened conference play with a 1-0 win at Georgia. Erika Tymrak scored the only goal of the match in the 70th minute.


Live streaming video of Sunday’s match is available via ESPN3. The match can also be heard on ESPN 850/900, by simulcast on Cox Channel 946 (Gainesville/Ocala) or on with Adam Schick and Matthew Stubbington calling the action.


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