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Adriana Leon is part of Primetime Player of the Week after her goal versus No. 23 Tennessee

Tuesday September 25, 2012Adriana Leon Named to Primetime Performers List

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Adriana Leon is part of Primetime Player of the Week after her goal versus No. 23 Tennessee

Junior Adriana Leon (King City, Ontario) is part of the current Primetime Players of the Week. She is the second Gator to appear on the list this season as Erika Tymrak was named to the list on Aug. 28.


Leon opened up Florida’s scoring Friday in its 2-1 win over then No. 23 Tennessee. She took the pass from Lauren Silver, drove the ball toward the goal and took a 20-yard strike. Her shot hit the cross bar and then down into the goal at 5:31 for the Gators’ earliest score of the season.


It was Leon’s second consecutive score of the week, as she hit the golden goal in UF’s 2-1 overtime win at Auburn on Sept. 16.


Leon joined the Gators this season after playing at Notre Dame the last two years. It was Leon who scored the only goal in Notre Dame’s 1-0 win over Stanford in the 2010 NCAA College Cup final to give the Fighting Irish the national title. She missed Florida’s first three matches of the season as she was with Canada at the FIFA Women’s Under 20 World Cup in Japan.


Florida finishes out September competition next weekend with a pair of home matches versus SEC Western Division opponents. Mississippi (9-2, 2-2 SEC) faces Florida Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and then Arkansas (4-5-1, 1-2-1 SEC) comes to town for a Sunday, Sept. 30 match set for 1 p.m. The first 500 fans Friday receive Florida Soccer “Go Hard or Go Home” tank tops


Live streaming video of both matches is available via GatorVision. The matches 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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