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No. 24 Gator soccer team finishes September action Sunday with a home match versus Arkansas

Saturday September 29, 2012No. 24 Florida Soccer meets Arkansas Sunday

Gainesville, Fla.

No. 24 Gator soccer team finishes September action Sunday with a home match versus Arkansas

The No. 24 Florida soccer team (7-3-1, 4-1 SEC) finishes September competition Sunday when Arkansas (5-5-1, 2-2-1 SEC) comes to town. Match time is set for 1 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium and admission is free.

 

Sunday’s Match Information:

No. 24 Florida (7-3-1, 4-1 SEC) versus Arkansas (5-5-1, 2-2-1 SEC)

 

Date & Time: Sept. 30, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
Site: James G. Pressly Stadium (4,500)
The Coaches: Becky Burleigh, 18th season @ UF (389-106-33/23rd season overall – 307-83-27/UF), Colby Hale (5-5-1/first season overall and at UA)

Television: None

Radio: ESPN 850

Streaming video: live streaming video available on GatorVision

Internet: live stats and audio for UF-ARK match available on www.GatorZone.com

Admission:  free admission

Promotions: Youth Day - All kids and youth soccer teams are invited to the match!; Kids Corner - Meet the balloon and face painting artists, make posters, coloring Alberta Playing Soccer pages, and much more!; Jr. Voice of the Match - One Child 12 or under will have the opportunity to announce the starting line-ups for the Gators!; Soccer Sock Giveaway - First 250 kids receive a pair of Gator soccer socks!

 

Visit the Gator Promotion Page to see all of Sunday’s promotions

 

It is Youth Day and all kids and youth soccer teams are invited to the match. The first 250 kids receive a pair of Gator soccer socks. An autograph session with the 2012 Gators will be held post-match.

 

Both teams come into Sunday’s match after posting wins Friday. Three different Gators scored in Florida’s 3-1 win over Mississippi. Sophomore Havana Solaun put the Gators on the board in the 15th minute when she scored off the cross from Taylor Travis. Fellow sophomore Jillian Graff, making her first start of the season, scored for the second consecutive match with her goal in the 51st minute. The Rebels narrowed the lead to a single goal with their strike in the 54th minute but junior Caroline Triglia gave the Gators some breathing room when she volleyed in the deflection off her shot in the 75th minute. It was Triglia’s first goal of the season.

 

Solaun now leads the Gators with four goals while a trio shares second with three goals each – McKenzie Barney, Holly King and Graff.

 

Arkansas lost its first two Southeastern Conference road matches (4-1 at Mississippi and 2-0 at Georgia) but bounced back last weekend with a 3-2 win over Kentucky and tied defending SEC champion South Carolina 1-1 2OT. Friday at Tennessee, Arkansas claimed a 1-0 win off Allie Chandler’s goal in the 14th minute. Freshman Lindsey Mayo’s three goals leads Arkansas in 2012. Colby Hale is in his first season as the Razorbacks’ head coach after spending the last nine years at UCF.

 

Florida took a 2-1 overtime win at Arkansas in 2011. The Gators trailed the Razorbacks early in the match. Florida found the equalizer late in the match when junior Brooke Thigpen, who entered the match in the 74th minute, tied the match at 79:13 with her first goal of the season. Solaun headed in the cross from Lindsay Thompson at 91:24 for her sixth goal of the season and her first career golden goal.

 

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

 

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